on the floor stranded a nautical term applied to a ship whenever its bottom lodges on the ground
- because of the base lodged on the ground
- caught in a place where a ship can no longer float
- On the ground; stranded; -- a nautical term used to a ship whenever its base lodges on the ground.
late 13c., "on the bottom," from a- "on" (see a- (1)) + ground (letter.). Of vessels and boats, "stranded," from c.1500.
(adv. & a.) on the floor; stranded; -- a nautical term placed on a ship when its bottom lodges on the floor.