Advance Note. Issued, at Master's option, to a newly-engaged seaman. Authorises payment of a stated sum to the holder of the note after man has sailed in ship. Charged to a man's account. Rarely exceeds one month's wages.
Advection.In meteorology, denotes the horizontal transfer of heat by air currents.
Adventure. In insurance, is any undertaking that involves a risk or hazard.
Advertise. To announce or publish in such a manner that a matter should come to the notice of those concerned in normal circumstances.
Advice. Formal notification of information concerning a transaction.
Advice Boat.*Small vessel employed in distributing written or verbal orders and information to vessels of a fleet or squadron.