Bearing up

What does "Bearing up" mean?

Today it means: Coping, getting better.

This describes a ships heading relative to the wind. To "bear up" is to bring the ships heading closer to the wind.

See also: Bear away  and: Bear down  and: Overbearing

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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