Rounding the horn is a term meant to describe the event where a ship goes beneath Cape Horn at the very southern tip of South America. Crossing from Atlantic to Pacific, or vice versa, is a perilous passage due to inclement weather and notorious williwaw winds, which are unexpected gusts that plunge down from a mountainous coast to the sea.
The general day-to-day schedule of a warship, better known as the ship’s routine, cycles around working, eating, and sleeping. A ship operates round the clock, and sailors must be available to do the jobs required twenty-four hours a day, which is normally split into seven work periods called watches.
The term all gate and gaiters can be used to describe someone, or something, that is all show and lacking genuine substance, i.e., “That new ship announcement was all gate and gaiters.” Used in this way, gate means big talk, bragging, or even mouthing off, i.e., “Bloggins was gating off at the Boatswains.” In the same vein, gate can be used to refer to the mouth, as in, “Shut your gate.”