from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical A rope or set of ropes for hauling down or securing a sail or spar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any rope used to haul down a sail or spar
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rope to haul down, or to assist in hauling down, a sail
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, a rope by which a jib, staysail, gaff-topsail, or studding-sail is hauled down when set.
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