from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical: A line used for overhauling the lee topping-lift of the main-or spanker-boom: often called a tripping-line.
  • noun A line rove through a block at the jaws of a gaff, used as a downhaul.
  • noun A small line holding a fair-leader for the hauling part of the main-brace.


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