shore leave

noun

Definition of shore leave 

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

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shore leave was in 1888

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shore leave

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shore leave

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

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