Go by the board

What does "Go by the board" mean?

Today it means: Dispose of, no longer needed.

A nautical phrase meaning throw overboard. The board being the top deck of the ship.

See also: Above board   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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