GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Naut.), (Backgammon) To remove from the backgammon board into the home when the position of the piece and the dice provide the proper opportunity; -- the goal of the game is to
bear offall of one's men before the opponent.
- v. (Naut.) to steer away, as from land.
“The viceroy immediately ordered a light galley for Nugnez; upon which he and three others of the Society embarking, together with four young men of the seminary, they set sail towards the vessel, to bear off the body of the saint.”
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