Saturday, May 29, 2010

Term: Shanghai

According to dictionary.com, here is the definition for the use of word "shanghai."

–verb (used with object),-haied, -hai·ing. Nautical.
to enroll or obtain (a sailor) for the crew of a ship by unscrupulous means, as by force or the use of liquor or drugs.

—Can be confused: hijack, kidnap, shanghai, skyjack.