Jackspeak: Certain words or terminology that is used in the Canadian Navy.

The Canadian Navy has it's own terminology and slang that is still evolving to this day. Much of the language used is still derived from the Royal Navy, although as Canadians many local customs and slang have come about.

Please choose a letter from our index:

0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Z's - Sleep, or snoring. "Let's go grab some Z's". Interestingly enough, in the RCN the term "Z's" is normally pronounced as "zees" and not "zeds".

Zed Shed - A classroom, or any area where a boring lecture might take place. Likely derived from the phonetic 'Zed' for 'Z' (snoring).

Zero Bubble - Used to mean that a submarine's bow is level.

Zero Dark Thirty - See OH DARK THIRTY.

Zip Lip - A state of radio silence.

Zippo - NATO codeword used to inform the formation that a missile attack is imminent or in progress.

ZizEX - A prolonged nap.

Zombie - An airborne radar contact that is conforming to air traffic controller rules, or following a recognized traffic pattern, and is likely a commercial aircraft.

Zoomie - Air Force personnel.

ZULU Time - Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

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