- a rope used for hauling out a sail on a boom, yard, etc.
Origin of outhaul
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The outhaul was run out on the deck, and manned by all the hands that could get hold of it.Dikes and Ditches
Outhaul, owt′hawl, n. a rope for hauling out the clew of a sail.
Besides, you must land either to set it or to take in its outhaul, so as to be quite snug.
And as I spoke I made a dash at the trysail brails, cast them off, and proceeded to drag upon the fall of the outhaul tackle.A Middy in Command
Reeve the outhaul through the block at the swinging-boom-end, and bend the forward end to the outer clew of the sail.The Seaman's Friend
Richard Henry Dana
- nautical a line or cable for tightening the foot of a sail by hauling the clew out along the boom or yardAlso: outhauler
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