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self-tailing Line breaks: self-tailing

Definition of self-tailing in English:


(Of a winch) designed to maintain constant tension in the rope round it so that it does not slip.
Example sentences
  • However, headsails are large and a good furling system and large self-tailing winches are a must.
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