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about ship

interjection
1.
(as a command) put the ship about.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70

about-ship

[uh-bout-ship] /əˌbaʊtˈʃɪp/
verb (used without object), about-shipped, about-shipping.
1.
Nautical. to tack.
Origin
1680-90
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about-ship

verb -ships, -shipping, -shipped
1.
(intransitive) (nautical) to manoeuvre a vessel onto a new tack
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