Cop a packet

What does "Cop a packet" mean?

Today it means: There's trouble coming.

Could also be "catch a packet". Cop is London saying for catch. A "packet" was a fast ship that was driven hard and they were built for speed not comfort. So to sail in one was not always a pleasant experience. They had a timetable to stick too so they would sail in all weathers; good and bad.

   

By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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