Davy Jones's locker


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Davy Jones's locker

 (jōn′zĭz, jōnz)
n.
The bottom of the sea, especially as the grave of all who perish at sea.

Da′vy Jones′'s lock′er

(ˈdʒoʊn zɪz, dʒoʊnz)
n.
the bottom of the ocean, esp. when regarded as the grave of all who perish at sea.
[1770–80]

Davy Jones's Locker

The bottom of the sea, where sunken ships go.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Davy Jones's Locker - the bottom of a sea or oceanDavy Jones's locker - the bottom of a sea or ocean  
abyssal zone - the deep sea (2000 meters or more) where there is no light
bed, bottom - a depression forming the ground under a body of water; "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
continental shelf - the relatively shallow (up to 200 meters) seabed surrounding a continent
bathyal district, bathyal zone, continental slope - the steep descent of the seabed from the continental shelf to the abyssal zone
neritic zone - the ocean waters from the low tide mark to a depth of about 100 fathoms
twilight zone - the lowest level of the ocean to which light can reach
References in classic literature ?
1] Davy Jones is the spirit of the sea, or the sea devil, and Davy Jones's locker is the bottom of the ocean; hence, "gone to Davy Jones's locker" signifies "dead and buried in the sea.
So exhausted was I that they had to carry me to their hut, and great was my gratitude when on opening my eyes, I found myself in that romantic edifice instead of in Davy Jones's locker.
But he makes it his business to stamp out the pilfering of the whisky which was heading towards Davy Jones's locker before it was liberated by the islanders.
graphics Black Flag is a true stunner and will have you yo-ho-hoing all the way to Davy Jones's locker.
Fully waterproof, ideal for use on dinghies and runabouts and buoyant, so any onboard mishap where the radio takes a dip overboard will not result in a one way ticket to Davy Jones's locker.
Did they know that Paddy had been drowned, gone to Davy Jones's locker at the bottom of the sea?