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Jolly Roger makes an pirate walk the plank.

Walk the plank[]

"Walk the plank!"
"What did the bird say?!
Cotton's parrot and Jack Sparrow[src]

To be forced to walk to one's death by stepping off a plank extending from the ship's side over the water.[1]

Water line[]

"Hit them below the water line. ¡Vamos! ¡Vamos!"
Armando Salazar[src]

The line of floatation of a ship; the line supposed to be described on the hull by the surface of the water when a ship is afloat. Often the proper line of floatation when the ship is fully laden.


"A wedding. I love weddings! Drinks all around!"
Jack Sparrow[src]

A ritual officially celebrating the beginning of a marriage through a ceremony. William Turner and Elizabeth Swann were officially wed during the battle of Calypso's maelstrom by Hector Barbossa.


A young woman or peasant girl, sometimes a serving girl.

Whale oil[]

"Smell that? Whale oil. Stuff burns like a miracle from God."
"Can you make it work?"
"Made by the English! Let's not get our hopes up.
Salaman and Blackbeard[src]

Any of various oils and fats extracted from the blubber of whales and used in the manufacture of soap and lubricants. Whale oil is used to light up the lighthouse in Whitecap Bay.


"I suppose in exchange, you want me not to kill the whelp."
"No, no, no. Not at all. By all means, kill the whelp. Just not yet.
Hector Barbossa and Jack Sparrow[src]

The young of a mammal; an insolent youth. Will Turner was referred to as "the whelp" by both Hector Barbossa and Jack Sparrow on some occasions. Jack Sparrow was once called "Teague's whelp" by Davy Jones.


"You know what ‘witch’ is? Woman who works magic, da?"
"Yes, I know what that is. But aren’t witches supposed to be ugly?
Boris Palachnik and Jack Sparrow[src]

A man or woman who is learned in and actively practices witchcraft. Carina Smyth was sometimes labeled a witch because she studied science and astrology.

World's End[]

"But if you go and brave the weird and haunted shores at World's End, then you will need a captain who knows those waters."
Tia Dalma[src]

An area within the Farthest Gate, likely named for the massive waterfall which served as the entrance to Davy Jones' Locker.[2]


"Where's the medallion?"
"Ah. Where's dear William?
Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann[src]

An unhappy, unfortunate, or miserable person; an unpleasant, annoying person. Wretch was a term usually against those who were careless or spend a life as a miscreant, rogue, scoundrel, or pitiable person. The term "wretch" was referred to both Jack Sparrow[3] and Angelica.[4]

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