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boxhaul

[boks-hawl] /ˈbɒksˌhɔl/
verb (used with object), Nautical
1.
to put (a square-rigged sailing vessel) on a new tack by bracing the head yards aback and backing onto the new heading.
Origin of boxhaul
1760-1770
1760-70; box1 (v.) + haul
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  • There are times when you tack and wear, and boxhaul ship every fifteen minutes.

    The Flying Bo'sun Arthur Mason
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boxhaul

/ˈbɒksˌhɔːl/
verb
1.
(nautical) to bring (a square-rigger) onto a new tack by backwinding the foresails and steering hard round
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