from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) A method of going from one tack to another. See boxhaul.

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  • verb Present participle of boxhaul.


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  • For three days they had been boxhauling the yards about to no purpose, and it was sickening work running stunsail-booms out to airs that died in their struggles to reach us.

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