from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rope used to extend a sail along a spar or boom.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, a rope used to haul out the tack of a jib or lower studdingsail, or the clue of a spanker.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) A rope used for hauling out a sail upon a spar; -- opposite of inhaul.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun nautical A rope that is used to extend a sail along a spar


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