A ship aground, on her side and laid so far over that her beam is in the water is about to sink. Its very difficult to right and get her afloat again but not impossible. It became a saying by sailors who had no money.
By SailingQuiz October 2019 Category: Nautical Saying
No reviews or comments on "Beam ends" yet. If you can see a problem or you want to add something to our explanation or you just want to let us know what you think, then click on the pen and papar icon above.
There are 423 other nautical phrases, sayings and sailing terms listed on this website today. "Beam ends" is just one of them. Many have been around for years and have entered our everyday use; but do you know what they mean and where they came from? This is where you find out.
Why not use our sailing quiz to build your understanding of sailing terms and boat trivia whilst you tackle the questions designed to help you pass your next sailing course.
What does Beam ends mean?
What is the nautical origin of the phrase "Beam ends"?
Definition of the nautical phrase "Beam ends".