Definition of Shore leave

1. Noun. Leave granted to a sailor or naval officer.

Exact synonyms: Liberty
Generic synonyms: Leave, Leave Of Absence

Definition of Shore leave

1. Noun. Free time given to sailors of the military navy when they are off duty and allowed to disembark and spend time on land. ¹

¹ Source:

Shore Leave Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Shore Leave Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shore Leave

shore bird
shore boulder
shore bug
shore cod
shore crab
shore crabs
shore dinner
shore dotterel
shore duty
shore fly
shore lark
shore leave (current term)
shore patrol
shore pine
shore pit viper
shore plover
shore plum
shore snipe
shore station
shore teetan
shore thistle
shore up

Literary usage of Shore leave

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dramatist, a Journal of Dramatic Technology by Luther Anthony, B., Luther B. Anthony (1919)
"shore leave. Feeble Dramatic Texture. David Belasco is evidently unable to find ... "shore leave" is the feeblest dramatic motif he has yet released. ..."

2. Okay, Girls by Helen Gilbert (2006)
"shore leave We did get to go home on leave occasionally, and what a treat! Welcome- home parties, old familiar food, meals at Linton's and Horn ..."

3. Workmen's Compensation Law "personal Injury by Accident Arising Out of and Philemon Tecumseh Sherman by Philemon Tecumseh Sherman (1916)
"... fell off a gangway between the first ship and the dock, and was drowned.32 Where a sailor, on returning from shore leave, fell off the gangway from the ..."

4. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1902)
"One case yellow fever at Rio, March 22; sent to hospital March 24; no shore leave allowed; sailed from Rio April i ; first case, sickened April 7, two men; ..."

5. The Bookman (1905)
"On October I7th, Captain Schley rather unwisely gave shore-leave to nearly one hundred of his sailors. Within a few hours after they had landed they were ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Shore leave

Search for Shore leave on!Search for Shore leave on!Search for Shore leave on Google!Search for Shore leave on Wikipedia!