What is "Tot" ?

Today it means: A small drink

Traditionally, the Royal Navy would issue a daily ration of rum or gin at midday known as a tot. This stopped in 31st July 1970 known as "Black Tot Day". This was because it was deemed un-safe to operate heavy machinery or complicated electronics after their tot.

See also: Grog  and: Groggy 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              

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