boxhaul definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • Nautical to show (a square-rigged ship) about in the heel by bracing the sails aback.
    • to place (a vessel) on the other side tack by veering her short round on her heel; -- so named through the circumstance of bracing the head yards abox (i. e., sharp aback, regarding the wind).
  • verb:
    • to carry a square-rigged ship onto a fresh tack by hauling back the foresails whilst steering difficult circular
  • others:
    • to veer (a ship) round on her behalf heel if it is impracticable to tack.

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