Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Search result for definition: jack
Jack: 1. A sailor. Also 'Jack Tar', referring to the over-abundant use of tar as a water-repelling preservative aboard a wooden sailing ship. 2. A relatively small flag flown at the bow of a ship, usually to indicate nationality.
Jack Staff: A flag pole fixed to the bowsprit cap for flying the jack.
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