Definition of Outhaul

1. n. A rope used for hauling out a sail upon a spar; -- opposite of inhaul.



Definition of Outhaul

1. Noun. (nautical) A rope that is used to extend a sail along a spar ¹

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Definition of Outhaul

1. a rope for extending a sail along a spar [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Outhaul

outgunning
outguns
outgush
outgushed
outgushes
outgushing
outhale
outhandle
outhandled
outhandles
outhandling
outharbor
outharbors
outharbour
outharbours
outhaul (current term)
outhauls
outhear
outheard
outhearing
outhears
outheld
outher
outhire
outhired
outhires
outhiring
outhit
outhits
outhitting

Literary usage of Outhaul

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1. The Sea-fisherman: Comprising the Chief Methods of Hook and Line Fishing in by James C. Wilcocks (1884)
"If you wish your tackle available at all times, make a separate bulter half the length of the outhaul, to which you must join it, and in that case you may ..."

2. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"LOWER STUDDING SAIL outhaul, BLOCK, «fee., «fee. «fee. Seize a single block into a double strap, leaving an eye to lit the boom end, wormed and served. ..."

3. The Kedge-anchor, Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Appertaining Tothe Practical by William N. Brady (1882)
"LOWER STUDDING SAIL outhaul, BLOCK, &o., &c. &o. Seize a single block into a double strap, leaving an eye to lit the boom end, wormed and served. ..."

4. A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing by Dixon Kemp, Brooke Heckstall-Smith (1900)
"Get out the boom with fore and after guys on it, and the outhaul rove through the sheave hole at boom end ; bend the outhaul to the tack cringle of the sail ..."

5. Seamanship: Comp. from Various Authorities, and Illustrated with Numerous by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1877)
"The outhaul being let go, the clew is hauled up to the yard ; then, ... Having the halliards and outhaul manned, run the sail up to the fore- yard by the ..."

6. Text-book of Seamanship: The Equipping and Handling of Vessels Under Sail Or by Stephen Bleecker Luce, United States Naval Academy (1898)
"HOIST AWAY, HAUL OUT ! taking in the slack of the outhaul and inner halliards. When halfway up between the deck and lower yard, ..."

7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"... been raised vertically to the desired height, and the outhaul rope had been attached to the appliances, which had theretofore engaged the salamander, ..."

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