In physics, the word force is used to describe the push or pull that occurs as objects interact with one another. A force that happens only when an object physically makes contact with another object is described as a contact force. There are many examples of contact forces in the world around you.
Edward "Blackbeard" Teach (1680-1718) was a legend in his own time. Born in England, he plundered ships traveling to and from the American colonies—as well as vessels in the Caribbean Sea. Although his reign of terror lasted only two years, he became one of the best-known sea robbers in all of history.