Put through the hoop

What does "Put through the hoop" mean?

Today it means: Trouble coming

A sailors hammock could also be stored in some netting along the ships rails to provide shelter from musket fire and splinters in a battle. Part of a "drill" was to practice tightly rolling a hammock so as to fit through a hoop made to the correct size and so fit into the netting on deck. If it didn't fit properly a sailor would practice re-folding and "putting it through the hoop" over and over again until he got it right. A lot of trouble!

   

By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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