To veer and haul
Veer Veer, v. t. To direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel. [1913 Webster]

{To veer and haul} (Naut.), to pull tight and slacken alternately. --Totten.

{To veer away} or {To veer out} (Naut.), to let out; to slacken and let run; to pay out; as, to veer away the cable; to veer out a rope. [1913 Webster]


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  • To veer and haul — Veer Veer, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Veered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Veering}.] [F. virer (cf. Sp. virar, birar), LL. virare; perhaps fr. L. vibrare to brandish, vibrate (cf. {Vibrate}); or cf. L. viriae armlets, bracelets, viriola a little bracelet (cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • veer and haul — I. phrasal : to pay out and haul in alternately or to pay out and haul in simultaneously on various parts II. phrasal : to vary the course or direction a wind that veers aft and hauls forward …   Useful english dictionary

  • To veer away — Veer Veer, v. t. To direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel. [1913 Webster] {To veer and haul} (Naut.), to pull tight and slacken alternately. Totten. {To veer away} or {To veer out} (Naut.), to let out; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To veer out — Veer Veer, v. t. To direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel. [1913 Webster] {To veer and haul} (Naut.), to pull tight and slacken alternately. Totten. {To veer away} or {To veer out} (Naut.), to let out; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Veer — Veer, v. t. To direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel. [1913 Webster] {To veer and haul} (Naut.), to pull tight and slacken alternately. Totten. {To veer away} or {To veer out} (Naut.), to let out; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Veer — Veer, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Veered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Veering}.] [F. virer (cf. Sp. virar, birar), LL. virare; perhaps fr. L. vibrare to brandish, vibrate (cf. {Vibrate}); or cf. L. viriae armlets, bracelets, viriola a little bracelet (cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • haul — /hawl/, v.t. 1. to pull or draw with force; move by drawing; drag: They hauled the boat up onto the beach. 2. to cart or transport; carry: He hauled freight. 3. to cause to descend; lower (often fol. by down): to haul down the flag. 4. to arrest… …   Universalium

  • haul — /hɔl / (say hawl) verb (t) 1. to pull or draw with force; move or transport by drawing. –verb (i) 2. to pull or tug. 3. to change one s course of procedure or action; go in a given direction. 4. Nautical to sail, as in a particular direction.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • veer — Synonyms and related words: L, aberrancy, aberration, about ship, alter, ameliorate, angle, angle off, apex, avert, back and fill, be changed, be converted into, be renewed, bear away, bear off, bear to starboard, beat, beat about, bend, bent,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Hillary Clinton caucuses and primaries, 2008 — Hillary Clinton has won many primaries, but lost the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama.IowaIn the initial delegate selection event of 2008, she placed third with 29.45 percent of the state delegate selections in the January 3, 2008 Iowa… …   Wikipedia

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