(as a command) put the ship about.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of about ship
First recorded in 1865–70
Words nearby about ship
Definition for about ship (2 of 2)
[ uh-bout-ship ]
/ əˌbaʊtˈʃɪp /
verb (used without object), a·bout-shipped, a·bout-ship·ping.
Nautical. to tack.
Origin of about-ship
First recorded in 1680–90
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British Dictionary definitions for about ship
verb -ships, -shipping or -shipped
(intr) nautical to manoeuvre a vessel onto a new tack
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