Definition of downhaul in English:

downhaul

Syllabification: down·haul
Pronunciation: /ˈdounˌhôl
 
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noun

Nautical
  • A rope used for hauling down a sail, spar, etc., especially in order to control a sail’s shape.
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    • The sailor merrily trotted off to go and do something else, possibly ease a downhaul or help set a sail.
    • Main luff tension is controlled by a downhaul.

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