abordage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French abordage.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abordage (plural abordages)

  1. (archaic) The act of boarding a ship as part of an attack. [since the mid 16th century][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Lesley, editor (1933) The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, published 2003, →ISBN Invalid ISBN, page 6

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

aborder +‎ -age

Noun[edit]

abordage m (plural abordages)

  1. The assault on a ship.
  2. (nautical) collision, allision

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