a rope extending from the peak of a gaff to the ship's rail or to a mast, used to steady the gaff.
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How to use vang in a sentence
vang, or Hakim, upon the same footing as the Anban, both as to rank and pay.Travels in Central Asia | Arminius Vmbry
With this request vang Khan immediately complied, and Purta set out on her return.
Then, if vang Khan should accede to this proposal, Temujin was to appoint his uncle to act as regent during his absence.
To avoid confusion, however, we shall drop the name Togrul, and call him vang Khan from the beginning.
vang Khan was descended from a powerful line of khans who had reigned over Karakatay for many generations.
British Dictionary definitions for vang
a rope or tackle extended from the boom of a fore-and-aft mainsail to a deck fitting of a vessel when running, in order to keep the boom from riding up
a guy extending from the end of a gaff to the vessel's rail on each side, used for steadying the gaff
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