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boat drill

  1. practice in launching the lifeboats and taking off the passengers and crew of a ship
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Historical Examples of boat drill

  • As dangerous rival attractions, I admit only boat-drill and the dinner gong!

    Jungle Peace

    William Beebe

  • She had been going out to Black Bar all these years and never once had seen the boat-drill.

  • They ceased rowing, and brought their oars to a perpendicular, man-of-war fashion, as required by our boat-drill.

    Down South

    Oliver Optic

  • Why isn't all the spare energy in the ship bent to polishing up our boat-drill?