"boxhaul" Definition

  1. v. t. To put (a vessel) on the other tack by veering her short round on her heel; -- so called from the circumstance of bracing the head yards abox (i. e., sharp aback, on the wind).

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Position in dictionary: 12196 of 111710 words.
Word Type: v. t.,
Words that start with "boxhaul": 3
Words that end with "boxhaul": 1
Words that contain "boxhaul": 3
Next words in dictionary: boxhauled, boxhauling, boxing, boxkeeper, boxthorn, boxwood, boy, boyar, boyard, boyau
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English Dictionary Definition of boxhaul

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