Luff upon luff
Luff Luff (l[u^]f), n. [OE. lof, prob. a sort of timber by which the course of a ship was directed, perh. a sort of paddle; cf. D. loef luff, loeven to luff. The word is perh. akin to E. glove. Cf. {Aloof}.] (Naut.) (a) The side of a ship toward the wind. (b) The act of sailing a ship close to the wind. (c) The roundest part of a ship's bow. (d) The forward or weather leech of a sail, especially of the jib, spanker, and other fore-and-aft sails. [1913 Webster]

{Luff tackle}, a purchase composed of a double and single block and fall, used for various purposes. --Totten.

{Luff upon luff}, a luff tackle attached to the fall of another luff tackle. --R. H. Dana, Jr. [1913 Webster]


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  • luff upon luff — a luff tackle on the fall of another …   Useful english dictionary

  • luff on luff — Naut. a tackle composed of one luff attached to the fall of another. Also called luff upon luff. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • luff on luff — Naut. a tackle composed of one luff attached to the fall of another. Also called luff upon luff. [1830 40] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Luff — (l[u^]f), n. [OE. lof, prob. a sort of timber by which the course of a ship was directed, perh. a sort of paddle; cf. D. loef luff, loeven to luff. The word is perh. akin to E. glove. Cf. {Aloof}.] (Naut.) (a) The side of a ship toward the wind.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Luff tackle — Luff Luff (l[u^]f), n. [OE. lof, prob. a sort of timber by which the course of a ship was directed, perh. a sort of paddle; cf. D. loef luff, loeven to luff. The word is perh. akin to E. glove. Cf. {Aloof}.] (Naut.) (a) The side of a ship toward… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To come down upon — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To come upon — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ЗАКЛАДЫВАТЬ — зацепить, задеть, положить начало; наложить. З. гак (То hook, to grapple) за обух, в рым. З. судно положить начало строительству судна. З. тали, шлагтов и пр. З. тали на тали (То put luff upon luff) для усиления тяги и уменьшения прилагаемой силы …   Морской словарь

  • watch tackle — noun : a light 2 sheave tackle commonly used as a luff upon luff by the watch on shipboard for jobs (as the handling of yardarms) that usually require all hands called also handy billy, jigger …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gaff-topsail — Gaff top sail, n. (Naut.) A small triangular sail having its foot extended upon the gaff and its luff upon the topmast. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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