Origin of luff tackle
Examples from the Web for luff tackle
A luff-tackle purchase, with a hook in the end of the single block, and a tail to the upper end of the double block.
In a few minutes, I had a string of the savages hold of the mast-rope, forward, a luff-tackle being applied.Afloat And Ashore|James Fenimore Cooper
A luff-tackle upon the fall of another luff-tackle is called luff-upon-luff.The Seaman's Friend|Richard Henry Dana
One luff-tackle applied to the fall of another, to afford an increase of purchase.