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outhaul

[ out-hawl ]
/ ˈaʊtˌhɔl /
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noun Nautical.

a rope used for hauling out a sail on a boom, yard, etc.

Nearby words

outgrow, outgrowth, outguess, outgun, outhandle, outhaul, outhit, outhouse, outie, outing, outing flannel

Origin of outhaul

First recorded in 1830–40; out- + haul
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British Dictionary definitions for outhaul

outhaul

/ (ˈaʊtˌhɔːl) /

noun

nautical a line or cable for tightening the foot of a sail by hauling the clew out along the boom or yardAlso: outhauler
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