boxhaul

boxhaul

[boks-hawl]
verb (used with object) Nautical.
to put (a square-rigged sailing vessel) on a new tack by bracing the head yards aback and backing onto the new heading.

Origin:
1760–70; box1 (v.) + haul

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boxhaul (ˈbɒksˌhɔːl)
 
vb
nautical to bring (a square-rigger) onto a new tack by backwinding the foresails and steering hard round

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