all standing


Definition of all standing

1 : with all sail set used of a ship brought suddenly to a stop while all sail is set to bring up all standing
2 : in a fully clothed state to turn in all standing

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First Known Use of all standing

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of all standing was in 1791

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“All standing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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