Bristol fashion

What does "Bristol fashion" mean?

Today it means: Derogatory term for slaves accommodation onboard ship or a well built ship.

It was thought to been a derogatory description of the way slaves were housed on board a ship but is more likely to be because ships going to and from Bristol needed to be well built. The tide in that area is enormous and ships often had to beach in the estuary to wait for the next tide and therefore had to be strongly built.


By SailingQuiz September 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              

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