halyard

or hal·liard

[ hal-yerd ]
/ ˈhæl yərd /

noun

any of various lines or tackles for hoisting a spar, sail, flag, etc., into position for use.

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Origin of halyard

1325–75; Middle English halier rope to haul with (see hale2, -ier1) with final syllable altered by association with yard1

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halyard

halliard

/ (ˈhæljəd) /

noun

nautical a line for hoisting or lowering a sail, flag, or spar

Word Origin for halyard

C14: halier, influenced by yard 1; see hale ²
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