Definition of outhaul in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈouthôl/


A rope used to haul out the clew of a boom sail or the tack of a jib.
Example sentences
  • It's the one the sheet is attached to on a foresail, and the one the outhaul is attached to on the main.
  • I started to give the outhaul a good yank to get the foot of the main tight and the damned thing came off in my hand along with a piece of the sail containing the clew.

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Syllabification: out·haul

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