Wheft
Wheft Wheft, n. 1. (Naut.) See {Waft}, n., 4. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) A kind of streamer or flag used either as a signal, or at the masthead for ornament or to indicate the direction of the wind to aid in steering. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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