from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To turn (a square-rigged ship) about on the heel by bracing the sails aback.
from The Century Dictionary.
- to veer (a ship) round on her heel when it is impracticable to tack.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb (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).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb nautical To bring a
square-rigged shiponto a new tackby hauling back the foresailswhilst steeringhard round
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[box, to confine, reverse + haul.]
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