Definition of Downhauls
1. downhaul [n] - See also: downhaul
Lexicographical Neighbors of Downhauls
Literary usage of Downhauls
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects by Royal Institution of Naval Architects (1875)
"yard, guided by jack stays, and assisted by downhauls, and by connections between the belly of the sail and the jack stays, can be furled by four unskilled ..."
2. Modern Seamanship by Austin Melvin Knight (1921)
"The foot of a boom- sail is hauled out by a foot-outhaul reeving through a sheave in the boom. downhauls. Staysails are hauled down by ..."
3. Seamanship: Comp. from Various Authorities, and Illustrated with Numerous by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1877)
"The flying jib and royal halliards are used to trice up by, rove through blocks at the mastheads, with downhauls attached ; and the flags, in addition to ..."