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boxhaul

[boks-hawl]
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verb (used with object) Nautical.
  1. to put (a square-rigged sailing vessel) on a new tack by bracing the head yards aback and backing onto the new heading.
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Origin of boxhaul

1760–70; box1 (v.) + haul
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Historical Examples

  • There are times when you tack and wear, and boxhaul ship every fifteen minutes.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason


British Dictionary definitions for boxhaul

boxhaul

verb
  1. nautical to bring (a square-rigger) onto a new tack by backwinding the foresails and steering hard round
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