To overhaul a tackle
Overhaul O`ver*haul", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overhauled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overhauling}.] 1. To haul or drag over; hence, to turn over for examination; to inspect; to examine thoroughly with a view to corrections or repairs. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) To gain upon in a chase; to overtake. [1913 Webster]

3. To repair thoroughly; to make repairs on; -- usually implying major repairs and perhaps modifying improvements. [PJC]

{To overhaul a tackle}, to pull on the leading parts so as to separate the blocks.

{To overhaul running rigging}, to keep it clear, and see that no hitch occurs. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To overhaul running rigging — Overhaul O ver*haul , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overhauled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overhauling}.] 1. To haul or drag over; hence, to turn over for examination; to inspect; to examine thoroughly with a view to corrections or repairs. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overhaul — O ver*haul , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overhauled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overhauling}.] 1. To haul or drag over; hence, to turn over for examination; to inspect; to examine thoroughly with a view to corrections or repairs. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overhaul — overhauler, n. v. /oh veuhr hawl , oh veuhr hawl /; n. /oh veuhr hawl /, v.t. 1. to make necessary repairs on; restore to serviceable condition: My car was overhauled by an expert mechanic. 2. to investigate or examine thoroughly for repair or… …   Universalium

  • overhaul — o•ver•haul v. [[t]ˌoʊ vərˈhɔl, ˈoʊ vərˌhɔl[/t]] n. [[t]ˈoʊ vərˌhɔl[/t]] v. t. 1) to make necessary repairs on; restore to working condition 2) to examine thoroughly and revise or refurbish: to overhaul the curriculum[/ex] 3) to gain upon, catch… …   From formal English to slang

  • overhaul — verb (t) /oʊvəˈhɔl / (say ohvuh hawl) 1. to investigate or examine thoroughly, as for repair. 2. to make necessary repairs to; restore to proper condition. 3. to gain upon or overtake. 4. Nautical a. to slacken (a rope) by hauling in the opposite …   Australian English dictionary

  • overhaul — v. & n. v.tr. 1 a take to pieces in order to examine. b examine the condition of (and repair if necessary). 2 overtake. n. a thorough examination, with repairs if necessary. Etymology: orig. Naut., = release (rope tackle) by slackening …   Useful english dictionary

  • Overhauled — Overhaul O ver*haul , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overhauled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overhauling}.] 1. To haul or drag over; hence, to turn over for examination; to inspect; to examine thoroughly with a view to corrections or repairs. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overhauling — Overhaul O ver*haul , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overhauled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overhauling}.] 1. To haul or drag over; hence, to turn over for examination; to inspect; to examine thoroughly with a view to corrections or repairs. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • o|ver|haul — «verb. OH vuhr HAWL; noun. OH vuhr HAWL», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to examine completely so as to make any repairs or changes that are needed: »to overhaul an automobile, to overhaul a government department. Once a year we overhaul our boats. 2. to… …   Useful english dictionary

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