In nautical terms, the word make is to grow large or increase and is used in many nautical terms. Make sail, make way and make out are just a few of them. A sea getting rougher is said to be "on the make".Note that a spur of land "makes out" into the sea.
By SailingQuiz November 2019 Category: Nautical Saying
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