halyard definition

  • noun:
    • Nautical A rope familiar with raise or lower a sail, banner, or yard.
    • A rope regularly raise or lower a sail, flag, spar or lawn.
    • A rope or handle for hoisting or bringing down yards, sails, flags, etc.
    • Nautical, a rope or buy accustomed hoist or lower yards or sails to their respective masts or stays. All yards have halyards except the lower yards and reduced topsail-yards.
    • a rope for raising or bringing down a sail or flag

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