boxhaul

[ boks-hawl ]

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.

Origin of boxhaul

1
1760–70; box1 (v.) + haul

Words Nearby boxhaul

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How to use boxhaul in a sentence

  • 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

/ (ˈbɒksˌhɔːl) /


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

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