(as a command) put the ship about.
Other definitions for about-ship (2 of 2)
Nautical. to tack.
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What may be the circumstance that has caused your mind to go about-ship just now?The Buffalo Runners | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for about-ship
(intr) nautical to manoeuvre a vessel onto a new tack
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