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downhaul

[doun-hawl] /ˈdaʊnˌhɔl/
noun, Nautical
1.
any of various lines for pulling down a sail or a yard, as for securing in a lowered position when not in use.
Origin of downhaul
1660-1670
1660-70; down1 + haul
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  • Operators pulled the downhaul chains to lift the beam and load clear of the ground.
British Dictionary definitions for downhaul

downhaul

/ˈdaʊnˌhɔːl/
noun
1.
(nautical) a line for hauling down a sail or for increasing the tension at its luff
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