Walk the plank

What does "Walk the plank" mean?

Today it means: Face the consequences, answer/pay for your actions

A form of execution used by pirates and others where a victim would be forced to walk a plank, usually blind folded and with hands tied so they couldn't see or balance properly. The plank was positioned over the side of the ship so the victim would usually fall off and drown in the sea.

   

By SailingQuiz September 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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