Definition of sailing orders in English:

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sailing orders

plural noun

Instructions to the captain of a vessel regarding such matters as time of departure and destination.
Example sentences
  • She still reached her convoy rendezvous in Loch Ewe on time, but while waiting for sailing orders lost her starboard anchor when the cable snapped.
  • Boarding the 30,000-ton battleship Warspite, he left behind him sealed sailing orders that the fleet put to sea.
  • It is the second time in six months that a ‘suburban skipper’ has been given his sailing orders.

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Syllabification: sail·ing or·ders

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