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*Terms that you will be expected to know first have been marked with an asterisk.

Aboard--in a naval station or on a ship
Adrift--object left lying around
All hands--the entire platoon, company, battalion
Ashore--on the beach or shore
*Aye, Aye--a reply command or orader, meaning "I understand and will obey"
Belay--stop or ignore (used as part of a command)
Below--below the flight deck
Board--to go aboard a vessel
Brig--jail
*Bulkhead--wall
Carry on--an order meaning continue what you were doing
*Chain of Command--the system used to delegate authority and solve problems
*Chit--an offical note or pass
*Chow--food
Colors--the national ensign (flags); the ceremony of raising and lowering the ensign
Commanding Officer--the first officer in command
Cover--to protect; a shelter; headgear
Dead ahead--directly ahead
*Deck--floor
Executive Officer--the second officer in command
*Field day--a day devoted to cleaning, usually in preporation for an inspection
Galley--space where food is prepared
Gangway--a brow or accomodation ladder; an order meaning to clear the way
*Hatch--door
*Head--tiolet
Knock off--quit working
*Ladderwell--stairway
Liberty--offical absence from a ship or station for a short time
Look alive--be alert or move faster
Mess--meal; a place where meals are eaten
Muster--to assemble for attendence
*Overhead--ceiling
*Passegeway--hallway
Port--left side
Portal--window
*Reveille--time to wake up
Sack--bunk; bed; rack
*Scuttlebutt--a drinking fountain; a passing rumor
Secure--to cease
Skylark--to engage in irresponsible horseplay
Square away--to put in proper order
Starboard--right side
Swab--a mop
*Taps--lights out

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