verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of luff
OTHER WORDS FROM luffun·luffed, adjective
Words nearby luff
How to use luff in a sentence
The bowlines on the luff of the gaff topsails should be particularly noticed as a feature of this period.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.
The second shot from the latter was well directed; it grazed our mast and carried away the luff of the mainsail.
“If we could but knock away her foremast, we should still have time to luff round ahead of her,” cried Captain Tracy.The Missing Ship|W. H. G. Kingston
I sprang down the ladder on to the main-deck, and there found the first luff superintending the working of our heavy guns.A Middy of the King|Harry Collingwood
He had to luff a little to keep clear of the oars, but he did not move from his half-recumbent posture.Within The Enemy's Lines|Oliver Optic