The term is still used when letting go of all lines so that a vessel can put to sea. The person on the shore would "cast off" the lines and throw them onto the boat (so they could be taken with them). Nowadays it's more likely to be used in a non-nautical term of cast offs, meaning second-hand clothing.
By SailingQuiz November 2019 Category: Sailing Terms
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