To box off
Box Box, v. t. [Cf.Sp. boxar, now spelt bojar.] To boxhaul. [1913 Webster]

{To box off} (Naut.), to turn the head of a vessel either way by bracing the headyards aback.

{To box the compass} (Naut.), to name the thirty-two points of the compass in their order. [1913 Webster]


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  • To box off — Box Box, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boxed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Boxing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To inclose in a box. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with boxes, as a wheel. [1913 Webster] 3. (Arch.) To inclose with boarding, lathing, etc., so as to bring to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn off — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To draw off — draw draw (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To box a tree — Box Box, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boxed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Boxing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To inclose in a box. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with boxes, as a wheel. [1913 Webster] 3. (Arch.) To inclose with boarding, lathing, etc., so as to bring to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To box up — Box Box, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boxed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Boxing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To inclose in a box. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with boxes, as a wheel. [1913 Webster] 3. (Arch.) To inclose with boarding, lathing, etc., so as to bring to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To box the compass — Box Box, v. t. [Cf.Sp. boxar, now spelt bojar.] To boxhaul. [1913 Webster] {To box off} (Naut.), to turn the head of a vessel either way by bracing the headyards aback. {To box the compass} (Naut.), to name the thirty two points of the compass in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • box off — transitive verb Etymology: box (III) : to turn the bow of (a ship) by bracing the head yards aback * * * ˌbox ˈoff [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they box off …   Useful english dictionary

  • box off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms box off : present tense I/you/we/they box off he/she/it boxes off present participle boxing off past tense boxed off past participle boxed off to separate an area from the rest of a place, especially by… …   English dictionary

  • Box — Box, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boxed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Boxing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To inclose in a box. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with boxes, as a wheel. [1913 Webster] 3. (Arch.) To inclose with boarding, lathing, etc., so as to bring to a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Box — Box, v. t. [Cf.Sp. boxar, now spelt bojar.] To boxhaul. [1913 Webster] {To box off} (Naut.), to turn the head of a vessel either way by bracing the headyards aback. {To box the compass} (Naut.), to name the thirty two points of the compass in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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