inhaul

or in·haul·er

[ in-hawl or in-haw-ler ]
/ ˈɪnˌhɔl or ˈɪnˌhɔ lər /

noun Nautical.

any of various lines for hauling a sail, spar, etc., inward or inboard in order to stow it after use.

Nearby words

  1. inhambane,
  2. inhance,
  3. inharmonic,
  4. inharmonious,
  5. inharmony,
  6. inher.,
  7. inhere,
  8. inherence,
  9. inherency,
  10. inherent

Origin of inhaul

First recorded in 1855–60; in-1 + haul

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British Dictionary definitions for inhaul

inhaul

inhauler

/ (ˈɪnˌhɔːl) /

noun

nautical a line for hauling in a sail
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