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How to use downhaul in a sentence
I ran forward and had the downhaul of the flying jib all in and fast as we slipped by the boat a hundred feet to leeward.The Sea-Wolf|Jack London
Joe found the jib-halyard and cast it off the pin, and, as the canvas fluttered down, came in hand over hand on the downhaul.The Cruise of the Dazzler|Jack London
Haul out on the downhaul, hoisting and lowering on the halyards.
Small sized vessels have no downhaul to the topgallant studdingsails.
To hoist it, let go the downhaul and royal stay, and haul on the halyards.