from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To wind a chain or rope around in order to strengthen (especially a mast or yard).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To wind, or wrap; especially, to wind a rope round, as a mast or yard made of two or more pieces, at the place where it has been fished or scarfed, in order to strengthen it.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Nautical, to wind; particularly, to wind (a rope) round a mast or yard, when made of two or more pieces, at the place where they are fished, for the purpose of confining and supporting them.
Dutch woelde, past participle of woelen (Wiktionary)