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shore leave

noun, Navy.
1.
permission to spend time ashore, usually 48 hours or more, granted a member of a ship's company.
2.
the time spent ashore during such leave.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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British Dictionary definitions for shore-leave

shore leave

noun (navy)
1.
permission to go ashore Compare liberty (sense 5)
2.
time spent ashore during leave
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