- permission to spend time ashore, usually 48 hours or more, granted a member of a ship's company.
- the time spent ashore during such leave.
Origin of shore leave
Examples from the Web for shore leave
Historical Examples of shore leave
But, to return, Mulholland answered my request for shore-leave with a soothing smile.The Deluge
David Graham Phillips
We had, all of us, already over-stayed our shore-leave by many hours.Tramping on Life
There is no accounting, ever, for the ways of shore-leave sailor-men.Told in the East
It was not all shore-leave, but there was skittles now and then for the deserving and good-conduct men.Pike & Cutlass
- permission to go ashoreCompare liberty (def. 5)
- time spent ashore during leave