becalmed

EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

becalmed (comparative more becalmed, superlative most becalmed)

  1. (nautical) (of a sailing ship) unable to move due to lack of wind
    • 1638 Herbert, Sir Thomas Some years travels into divers parts of Asia and Afrique
      ...when we got aſterne we grew becalm'd, land-lockt in a fort, and were ſported all the way...
    • 1883: Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      Although the breeze had now utterly failed, we had made a great deal of way during the night, and were now lying becalmed about half a mile to the southeast of the low eastern coast.

VerbEdit

becalmed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of becalm
Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 15:47