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noun Navy.
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.
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Origin of shore leave

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for shore leave

shore leave

noun navy
permission to go ashoreCompare liberty (def. 5)
time spent ashore during leave
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