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In or on board a ship. The word is also widely used in other maritime meanings: for one ship to fall aboard another was for it to fall foul of another; in the days of sailing navies to lay an enemy aboard was to sail alongside it with the intention of carrying it with boarders; in square-rigged ships to haul the tacks aboard is to brace the yards round for sailing close hauled.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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