downhaul definition

  • noun:
    • Nautical A rope or collection of ropes for hauling straight down or acquiring a sail or spar.
    • Any line familiar with haul straight down a sail or spar
    • A rope to carry down, or to help in hauling straight down, a sail
    • Nautical, a rope by which a jib, staysail, gaff-topsail, or studding-sail is hauled down when set.

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