Sailor Speak of the Week – Beach

Definition

Noun

  • What a sailor might call “any shore.”

Origin

16th century.

Comments

Put another way, it’s where dirt meets water. If you live in California, you might call it the beach, whereas if you live in Oregon, you probably call it the coast.

References

Rogers, J.G. (1985). Origins of Sea Terms. Mystic Seaport Museum.

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