What does "Castaway" mean?

Today it means: Throw something in a specific direction.

In nautical terms it was used when a seaman was deliberately put ashore in some remote place either because he was a Jonah, un-popular or had gone mad. To castaway means to throw away.

See also: Cast off  and: Broadcast 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              

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