A-Z Glossary Terms


(noun) - a musical instrument with strings, first made by African-American slaves


(noun) - meat grilled or cooked over an open fire. In South Carolina, barbeque often refers to pork covered in one of several different kinds of sauces, such as mustard-based or tomato-based sauce.

barrier island

View Larger Map | Folly Beach is an example of a barrier island.

(noun) - a long, narrow island running parallel to the mainland that protects the coast from wind and waves


(noun) - a direct trade of goods or services


(noun) - an area of water that drains into a river


(noun) - a fight between groups of soldiers

beach music

(noun) - a genre of music popular in South Carolina that combines musical styles of the 1940s-1960s. Beach music is closely associated with the Carolina Shag dance style.

Beaufort stew

(noun) - a boil of seafood, pork sausage, potatoes, and corn on the cob that is also named Frogmore stew or Lowcountry boil.

Bill of Rights

(noun) - a part of the U.S. Constitution that lists the rights of each citizen of the United States


(noun) - a person’s life story