clubhauling definition

  • noun:
    • A risky maneuver whereby a sail-boat tacks (turns sharply in to the wind) by dropping one of the front anchors, the intention becoming to snag the anchor on the seabed and employ the ship's momentum to swing it around faster than could usually be carried out; it's really a nautical handbrake change.
  • verb:
    • Present participle of clubhaul.

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