More than one negro had been shanghaied in that way and smuggled off to sea.
From the other sailors aboard he learned that he was not the only member of the crew who had been shanghaied.
He'd been "shanghaied" aboard, and as a matter of fact, was worth nearly a million dollars.
I was shanghaied into one of their lime-juicers once, an' I never forgot it!
The young writer here mentioned has been doped and shanghaied.
Ought to be shanghaied to the Khiftan Sector and sold to the priests of Fasif!
But Bowers appeared to have vanished as entirely as though he had been shanghaied and was a hundred miles at sea.
I bet he was pretty mad when he woke up and found he'd been shanghaied, and I shouldn't wonder but he wanted to fight somebody.
One would imagine that they had all been shanghaied or shipped under false pretences.
The shanghaied man stood facing Schantze, with all the deference of a sailor, yet subtly defiant.
"to drug a man unconscious and ship him as a sailor," 1854, American English, from the practice of kidnapping to fill the crews of ships making extended voyages, such as to the Chinese seaport of Shanghai.
Chinese seaport, literally "by the sea," from Shang "on, above" + hai "sea." In 19c., a long-legged breed of hens, supposed to have come from there; hence U.S. slang senses relating to long, tall persons or things.
Note: Shanghai is the most populous city in Asia.
Note: It is one of the world's great seaports.
Note: Opened to foreign trade by the Treaty of Nanking in 1842, Shanghai became a treaty port administered by Britain, the United States, and France until World War II.
To put someone into an awkward situation by trickery; to force someone into a situation (1871+)