breast off

intransitive verb

Definition of breast off

1 : to moor parallel to but at a distance from a dock : install spars between a moored ship and wharf to leave space for lighters in between
2 : to move back from a dock a boat breasting off to make space

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“Breast off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breast%20off. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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