a palo seco

Regionalisms from Spain 
a palo seco
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (nautical)
a. under bare poles
Como no teníamos velas de tormenta a bordo, navegamos a palo seco directamente a la marina.As we had no storm sails on board, we sailed under bare poles straight to the marina.
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