Shove off

What does "Shove off" mean?

Today it means: Go away.

The term "shove off" even now refers to the act of pushing a boat away from another boat or quayside. It is also one of many other old nautical terms used every day to mean "go away".

See also: Sling your hook  and: Beat it 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              

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