Sling your hook

What does "Sling your hook" mean?

Today it means: Go away, scarper.

The term refers to the sailors hammock which would be taken down and hooked up again each night. If a sailor was told to sling your hook it means that he has been invited to go and slings it on another hook elsewhere.

See also: Beat it   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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