English translation: the skill required to operate and navigate a vessel
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English term or phrase:
the skill required to operate and navigate a vessel
English to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime
English term or phrase:sailing question
Can you talk about sailing when in fact you have a engine-powered which has, in fact, no sails? For example, we still say, "dial a number" when hardly any phones are literally dialled. Does the same occur with 'sailing' a boat?
Explanation: the term "sailing" was retained long into the era of steam and then gas-powered boats, even today we say that a ship is going to "sail" at a specific time, but it is becoming rather archaic