shore leave

noun

Definition of shore leave

  1. :  a leave of absence to go on shore granted to a sailor or naval officer

1888

First Known Use of shore leave

1888


SHORE LEAVE Defined for English Language Learners

shore leave

noun

Definition of shore leave for English Language Learners

  • : official permission for a sailor to leave a ship and go onto land for a period of time

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