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All hands on deck

Posted by Bella on May 08, 2003

In Reply to: All hands on deck posted by R. Berg on May 08, 2003

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: : What does "all hands on deck" mean?

: : Thanks!

: It's a command for everybody who can come and work to do so.

It is also used in case of an emergency or any other time the captain needs all crewpersons "front and center", where they can be counted and given commands.