from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical A rope used to extend a sail along a spar or boom.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rope that is used to extend a sail along a spar
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rope used for hauling out a sail upon a spar; -- opposite of
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, a rope used to haul out the tack of a jib or lower studdingsail, or the clue of a spanker.
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