One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Intended for use ashore; especially designating clothes or articles intended to be worn or used by sailors when ashore (and typically being smarter or of superior quality than those worn or used while at sea).
In plural Clothes intended to be worn when ashore.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Critic. From go + ashore.
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