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- n. A rope used to haul in the clew of a sail, or a jib boom
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rope used to draw in the jib boom, or flying jib boom.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A line for bringing a spar inboard: applied to the brails of a spanker, in distinction from the outhaul, which spreads the sail by hauling the head out to the gaff-end.
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