Broadcast

What does "Broadcast" mean?

Today it means: Throw something widely, in no general direction.

To cast is to throw something in a particular direction like an angler would cast his line to where he hopes the fish are. A "broadcast" is to throw something in no particular direction. Now, it means a radio transmission which casts it's message in all directions.

See also: Castaway  and: Cast off 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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