Clubhaul
Clubhaul Club"haul`, v. t. (Naut.) To put on the other tack by dropping the lee anchor as soon as the wind is out of the sails (which brings the vessel's head to the wind), and by cutting the cable as soon as she pays off on the other tack. Clubhauling is attempted only in an exigency. [1913 Webster]

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  • clubhaul — [klub′hôl΄] vt. 〚< naut. club (to drift with anchor dragging) + HAUL〛 to tack (a vessel in a precarious situation) by dropping the lee anchor as soon as the wind is out of the sails, then cutting the cable when the ship swings off onto the new… …   Universalium

  • clubhaul — [klub′hôl΄] vt. [< naut. club (to drift with anchor dragging) + HAUL] to tack (a vessel in a precarious situation) by dropping the lee anchor as soon as the wind is out of the sails, then cutting the cable when the ship swings off onto the new …   English World dictionary

  • clubhaul — verb To force a sailing vessel to change tack by dropping the lee anchor and hauling in the anchor cable to swing the stern to windward …   Wiktionary

  • clubhaul — /ˈklʌbhɔl/ (say klubhawl) verb (t) to cause (a ship), in an emergency, to go on the other tack by letting go the lee anchor, and pulling on a hawser leading from the anchor to the lee quarter, the hawser being cut when the ship gathers way on the …   Australian English dictionary

  • clubhaul — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: club (I) (spar) + haul : to put (a ship) on the other tack when in danger of going into irons by dropping the lee anchor as the vessel s head comes to the wind and hauling on a hawser from the lee quarter to… …   Useful english dictionary

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