outhaul
noun Date: 1840 a rope used to haul a sail taut along a spar

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Outhaul — Out haul (out h[add]l ), n. (Naut.) A rope used for hauling out a sail upon a spar; opposite of {inhaul}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outhaul — [out′hôl΄] n. Naut. a rope used to haul something out into position, specif. the after lower corner of a fore and aft sail …   English World dictionary

  • Outhaul — An outhaul is a line which is part of the running rigging of a sailboat, used to extend a sail and control the shape of the curve of the foot of the sail. It runs from the clew (the back corner of the sail) to the end of the boom. The line is… …   Wikipedia

  • outhaul — /owt hawl /, n. Naut. a rope used for hauling out a sail on a boom, yard, etc. [1830 40; OUT + HAUL] * * * …   Universalium

  • outhaul — noun A rope that is used to extend a sail along a spar …   Wiktionary

  • outhaul — rope used to haul a sail taut along a spar Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • outhaul — noun Sailing a rope used to haul out the clew of a sail …   English new terms dictionary

  • outhaul — /ˈaʊthɔl/ (say owthawl) noun a rope used for hauling out a sail on a boom, yard, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • outhaul — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: out (III) + haul (after haul out, v.) : a rope used to haul a sail taut along a spar …   Useful english dictionary

  • Windsurfing — A windsurfer tilts the rig and carves the board to perform a planing jibe (downwind turn) close to shore at Maui, Hawaii …   Wikipedia

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