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uphaul Line breaks: up¦haul
Pronunciation: /ˈʌphɔːl/

Definition of uphaul in English:


A rope used for hauling up a boat’s sail or centreboard.
Example sentences
  • All of our sails are rigged and ready to go with adjustable harness lines, booms and uphauls attached.
  • The stretchy uphauls made ideal towing ropes as they gave a little when starting and sailing through the chop.
  • Holding onto the uphaul the sailor stands up and lifts the sail out of the water.

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