clubhaul


clubhaul
clubhaul [klub′hôl΄]
vt.
< naut. club (to drift with anchor dragging) + HAUL
to tack (a vessel in a precarious situation) by dropping the lee anchor as soon as the wind is out of the sails, then cutting the cable when the ship swings off onto the new tack

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  • Clubhaul — Club haul , v. t. (Naut.) To put on the other tack by dropping the lee anchor as soon as the wind is out of the sails (which brings the vessel s head to the wind), and by cutting the cable as soon as she pays off on the other tack. Clubhauling is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clubhaul — [klub′hôl΄] vt. [< naut. club (to drift with anchor dragging) + HAUL] to tack (a vessel in a precarious situation) by dropping the lee anchor as soon as the wind is out of the sails, then cutting the cable when the ship swings off onto the new …   English World dictionary

  • clubhaul — verb To force a sailing vessel to change tack by dropping the lee anchor and hauling in the anchor cable to swing the stern to windward …   Wiktionary

  • clubhaul — /ˈklʌbhɔl/ (say klubhawl) verb (t) to cause (a ship), in an emergency, to go on the other tack by letting go the lee anchor, and pulling on a hawser leading from the anchor to the lee quarter, the hawser being cut when the ship gathers way on the …   Australian English dictionary

  • clubhaul — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: club (I) (spar) + haul : to put (a ship) on the other tack when in danger of going into irons by dropping the lee anchor as the vessel s head comes to the wind and hauling on a hawser from the lee quarter to… …   Useful english dictionary

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