Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

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

  • transitive verb (Naut.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb nautical To wind a chain or rope around in order to strengthen (especially a mast or yard).

Etymologies

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Dutch woelde, past participle of woelen

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