from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rope that is used to extend a sail along a spar

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rope used for hauling out a sail upon a spar; -- opposite of inhaul.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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