Half slewed

What does "Half slewed" mean?

Today it means: A bit drunk

A sail is said to be "half slewed" when the yards on a square rigged sailing ship are not set correctly to catch the wind. When set like this they are less effective and may shake. The ship may also sway more as there is less bite from the wind.


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              

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