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"You are a fool. You seek in this place what only faith can provide."
"Faith. In faith there is light enough to see but darkness enough to blind.
The Spaniard and Blackbeard[src]

A feeling, conviction or belief that something is true, real, or will happen. Belief and trust in the Christian God's promises. A trust or confidence in the intentions or abilities of a person, object, or ideal. Mental acceptance of and confidence in a claim as truth without evidence supporting the claim or disregarding all evidence to the contrary.

Farthest Gate[]

"The navigational charts. The route to the Farthest Gate."
Sao Feng[src]

Another name for World's End; possibly named for the passage leading to that area.[1]


"You are a desperate man. You are the one who hopes to get married. But your fate is to be married to this ship."
"I choose my own fate."
"Then it wouldn't be fate, would it?
Davy Jones and Will Turner[src]

The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause; To foreordain or predetermine, to make inevitable. Davy Jones once warned Will Turner that his fate was to be married to the Flying Dutchman; Blackbeard was said to have a high regard for fate.


"So you never wondered how your latest fiancé ended up on the Flying Dutchman in the first place?"
James Norrington to Elizabeth Swann[src]

A person engaged to be married, particularly an engaged man. The term fiancée refers to a woman engaged.


A tool commonly used by sailors, normally taking the form of a stake or prong made from wood or bamboo.[2] Captain Sao Feng was known to use a fid as a weapon.[3]

Fiddler's Green[]

"With the keys to the cage, and the devil to pay, / We lay to Fiddler's Green."
―from Hoist the Colours[src]

A paradisiacal land imagined by sailors,[1] possibly as the opposite of Davy Jones' Locker.[4]


The figurehead of the Queen Anne's Revenge.

"If the figurehead was on Opawiwato, Sterling had to find it; by what ever means necessary."

A figurehead is a carved wooden decoration, often female or bestial, found at the prow of ships.

Fire in the hole[]

"Uh, oh! Fire in the hole!"
Cotton's parrot[src]

A standard warning indicating that an explosive detonation in a confined space is imminent. It originated with miners, who needed to warn their fellows that a charge had been set. [5] Cotton's parrot learned the phrase, and repeated it as Jack the monkey lit a firework in Singapore.[1]


A firebrand is a special type of cannon round that appears in Pirates of the Caribbean Online. When used, a cannon will shoot out a fiery cannonball.

First Mate[]

Second-in-command to the captain or master of a ship. [2]


"I am Don Carrera de la Vega. Why do you fly British colors?"
"That...is a stolen flag. Overcome with remorse, we are even now on our way to deliver it back.
Carrera de la Vega and Jack Sparrow[src]

A piece of fabric with a distinctive design that is used as a symbol, as a signaling device, or as decoration. The term flag is also used to refer to the graphic design employed by a flag.


The Endeavour, the flagship of Lord Cutler Beckett.

"Commodore Norrington's made it his flagship. He'll use it to hunt down the last dregs of piracy on the Spanish Main."

In a maritime fleet, the ship occupied by the fleet's commander (usually an admiral); it denotes this by flying his flag. The term comes from the British Royal Navy, referring to the ship from which the commanding officer of the squadron or fleet flies his Ensign. Flagships were usually the grandest, most heavily armed, or best known vessels in the squadron or fleet. The HMS Interceptor was the flagship of Commodore James Norrington when he commanded the Royal Navy forces stationed in Port Royal.


"Ten for the one with the flaxen hair!"
"Ooh, flaxen!
Nigel and Giselle[src]

A pale yellow brown; the colour of dried flax stalks and of the fiber obtained therefrom.


"Robert's your uncle. Fannie's your aunt. There you are with two ships. The makings of your very own fleet. You'll take the grandest as your flagship, and who's to argue?"
Jack Sparrow[src]

Any command of vessels exceeding a squadron in size, composed of a minimum of five ships of the line, with any number of smaller vessels, commanded by an Admiral of Rear-Admiral. The term can also refer to the collective naval force of a country's navy.


The HMS Dauntless surrounded by fog.

"It's bad luck to be singing about pirates with us mired in this unnatural fog. Mark my words."
Joshamee Gibbs[src]

A thick cloud that forms near the ground; the obscurity of such a cloud; a mist or film clouding a surface. It could also mean a state of mind characterized by lethargy and confusion.


Hector Barbossa stands on the forecastle of the Queen Anne's Revenge.

Also fo'c's'le or fo'c'sle:

  • A superstructure at or immediately aft of the bow of a vessel, used as a shelter for stores, machinery, or as quarters for sailors;
  • The forward part of the weather deck of a vessel, commonly that part forward of the foremast. [3]


"Prisoner claims to be innocent of being Jack Sparrow. How do you find?"
"No trial? But aren't we here to examine the evidence?"
"Foreman, your finding. Guilty?"
"Guilty verdict means he'll hang.
Justice Smith and Foreman[src]

Foreman was a title of a member of a jury who presides over it and speaks on its behalf. A man served as foreman during Joshamee Gibbs' trial in the Old Bailey. On a merchant vessel foreman was a person, often experienced, who supervised other workmen.


The Interceptor's foremast falling.

The mast nearest the bow in all ships with two or more masts. [4]


Another name for a smithy.[6]

Fountain of Youth[]

"There's more than one way to live forever. Gents, I give you the Fountain of Youth."
Hector Barbossa[src]

A mystical water spring intended to restore the youth of anyone who drinks it. Explorer Juan Ponce de León set out to Florida to find it in 1500s. Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Hector Barbossa and Blackbeard were all involved in a search for the Fountain. The Latin term "Aqua de Vida" was another name for the Fountain.


"We fought the French, Cap'n Sparrow. Kicked their frog-gulping arses, we did."
Lucius Featherstone[src]

A small hopping amphibian similar to a toad. It was also used as a slang term towards a French person. Hector Barbossa used poisonous dart frogs to poison his sword.


"You don't want to be doing that, mate."
"No, I really think I do."
"Your funeral.
Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa[src]

A ceremony connected with the final disposition of a corpse, such as a burial or cremation, with the attendant observances.

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