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. [1913 Webster]

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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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