Definition of Halyards

1. Noun. (plural of halyard) ¹



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Definition of Halyards

1. halyard [n] - See also: halyard

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Halyards

halvarine
halvarines
halvas
halve
halved
halver
halvers
halves
halvesies
halving
halvings
halwa
halwe
halwes
halyard
halyards (current term)
halysin
halysites
halzoun
ham
ham-and-egger
ham-fisted
ham-handed
ham-handedly
ham-sandwich
ham actor
ham and eggs
ham e-mail
ham hock
ham it up

Literary usage of Halyards

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1. Memorials of the Family of Skene of Skene: From the Family Papers, with by William Forbes Skene (1887)
"He afterwards acquired the lands and barony of halyards, in Lothian, which became the chief title of his family" (MS.D). There is a charter under the great ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... 4, pennant designating the club to which she belongs ; 5, gaff-topsail ; 6, peak of gaff, hoisted by peak and throat halyards; 7, mainsail: 8, ..."

3. Indian Wars of New England by Herbert Milton Sylvester (1910)
"... battery," created such a panic among the French that they at once abandoned it, spiking their guns before they went, cutting, as well, the halyards of ..."

4. A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing by Dixon Kemp, Brooke Heckstall-Smith (1900)
"If the head of the sail be short, the trip halyards will not be used. In the case of a jib-headed topsail, it will be hoisted as fast as the masthead-man ..."

5. A manual for naval cadets by John McNeill Boyd (1857)
"The new sail is rove on the stay, the tack being seized to it as before, and hauled out by the reeving lino j the bight of the halyards is passed round the ..."

6. A Tale of Two Oceans: A New Story by an Old Californian : an Account of a by Ezekiel I. Barra (1893)
"Now man the halyards and hoist away!" " Aye, aye, sir!" " Give us a shanter, somebody." sung out the men, at which one of the sailors struck up a hoisting ..."

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