outhaul

[out-hawl]
noun Nautical.
a rope used for hauling out a sail on a boom, yard, etc.

Origin:
1830–40; out- + haul

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outhaul (ˈaʊtˌhɔːl)
 
n
nautical Also: outhauler a line or cable for tightening the foot of a sail by hauling the clew out along the boom or yard

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In practice, steel wire rope is a physical and mental barrier to achieving desired lateral outhaul distances.
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