Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy

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Paid Off

To decommission a ship, or to terminate its career in. The term "paid off" is used in British Commonwealth contexts. Originated in the age-of-sail practice of ending an ship's commission and paying the crew their wages once the ship had completed its voyage.

Added: 2014-11-01 Last modified: 2014-11-01

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