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- "Abandon ship!"
To leave completely and finally, ceasing to operate or inhabit a vessel, commonly in response to an impending threat. Given as an order by a ship's officer.
A seaman with at least two years' experience at sea. Traditionally, they made about twenty-five percent more in pay than ordinary seamen.
Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action. An Agreement or harmony of things in general between parties in controversy.
To be at the mercy of the wind and tide. In naval slang, it means being late or overdue for one's duty.
The encountering of risks; hazardous and striking enterprise; a bold undertaking, in which hazards are to be encountered, and the issue is staked upon unforeseen events; a daring feat.
- "Aft to port!"
- "Life is cruel. Why should the afterlife be any different?"
- ―Davy Jones
The basic term for life after death. The duty of the Flying Dutchman was to ferry souls who die at sea to the other side, into the afterlife.
An influential philosophical tradition whose early practitioners' claims to profound powers were known from antiquity. The defining objectives of alchemy are varied; these include the creation of the fabled philosopher's stone, the ability to transform base metals into the noble metals, gold or silver; and the elixir of life, which confers youth and immortality. The Shadow Lord was a known alchemist the Seven Seas had ever known.
- "Let me guess. Ale, ale, ale and...oh, probably another ale?"
- ―Arabella Smith
An intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation and the addition of a bitter, usually hops.
- "All hands on deck! Set to the longboats!"
A nautical order, on board a ship, for all seamen of all watches to muster on deck immediately; normally shortened to All hands.
An ambush is a long-established military tactic, in which combatants take advantage of concealment and the element of surprise to attack unsuspecting enemy combatants from concealed positions.
An anchor is a heavy object, often made out of metal, that is used to attach a ship to the bottom of a body of water at a specific point to act as a weight to keep the ship from moving. There are two primary classes of anchors—temporary and permanent. A permanent anchor is often called a mooring, and is rarely moved; it is quite possible the vessel cannot hoist it aboard but must hire a service to move or maintain it. Vessels carry one or more temporary anchors which may be of different designs and weights. A sea anchor is an unrelated device: a drogue used to control a drifting vessel.
- "Mr. Greene, he been tellin’ me ’bout some history that happened, oh, ’bout three hundred years ago. He said you French folk had a lady warrior, and she rode a white horse. She dressed up in armor and fought battles. I said that hard to believe. He said it be true. Is it?"
"Oh, yes, it is true. He was speaking of Jeanne d’Arc, you would say Joan of Arc, the holy martyr. She was a peasant maid who heard the divine voices of the angels telling her to lead the armies of the King."
- ―Chamba and Etienne de Ver
Aqua de Vida
The other name of the Fountain of Youth. In Latin, the term "Aqua" means "water", while "de Vida" means "of life". Jack Sparrow discovered that to enter the Fountain's chambers, he must speak the words "Aqua de Vida", which were inscribed upon the two Chalices of Cartagena.
- ―Hector Barbossa
This is a word that can essentially mean anything, usually a response in the affirmative, or general exclamation. It can also be used as a growl or snarl-like noise.
Atlantis (in Greek, Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος, "island of Atlas") was a legendary island located in the Atlantic Ocean. First mentioned in Plato's work, written about 360 BC, Atlantis sank into the depths of the sea "in a single day and night of misfortune". According to legend, the Sword of Triton was forged in the lost city.
A command to stop or desist, commonly "hold! stop!". 
Abbreviation of At World's End, third film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Abbreviation of At World's End (video game), a game based on the second and third films of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
"Aye, aye", usually shortened to simply "aye" in operational situations, was a naval response indicating that an order has been received, is understood, and will be carried out immediately.