about ship

intransitive verb

Definition of about ship

: tack usually used as an order

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First Known Use of about ship

1678, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for about ship

from the imperative phrase about ship, from about entry 1 + ship entry 1

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The first known use of about ship was in 1678

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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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