Relieving tackle
Relieving Re*liev"ing, a. Serving or tending to relieve. [1913 Webster]

{Relieving arch} (Arch.), a discharging arch. See under {Discharge}, v. t.

{Relieving tackle}. (Naut.) (a) A temporary tackle attached to the tiller of a vessel during gales or an action, in case of accident to the tiller ropes. (b) A strong tackle from a wharf to a careened vessel, to prevent her from going over entirely, and to assist in righting her. --Totten. --Craig. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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