Boxhaul
Boxhaul Box"haul`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boxhauled}.] (Naut.) To put (a vessel) on the other tack by veering her short round on her heel; -- so called from the circumstance of bracing the head yards abox (i. e., sharp aback, on the wind). --Totten. [1913 Webster]

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  • boxhaul — [bäks′hôl΄] vt. to change (the course of a sailing ship) by veering around sharply instead of tacking normally …   English World dictionary

  • boxhaul — /boks hawl /, v.t. Naut. to put (a square rigged sailing vessel) on a new tack by bracing the head yards aback and backing onto the new heading. [1760 70; BOX1 (v.) + HAUL] * * * …   Universalium

  • boxhaul — v. turn the ship around, change direction (Nautical) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • boxhaul — /ˈbɒkshɔl/ (say bokshawl) verb (t) to veer (a ship) round on the heel by bracing the head yards aback, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • boxhaul — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: box (III) + haul : to put (a square rigger) on the other tack by luffing and then veering under sternway by bracing the head yards abox * * * /boks hawl /, v.t. Naut. to put (a square rigged sailing vessel)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Boxhauled — Boxhaul Box haul , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boxhauled}.] (Naut.) To put (a vessel) on the other tack by veering her short round on her heel; so called from the circumstance of bracing the head yards abox (i. e., sharp aback, on the wind). Totten.… …   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

  • Boxhauling — Box haul ing, n. (Naut.) A method of going from one tack to another. See {Boxhaul}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   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

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