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close-hauled

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The condition of sailing when a vessel sails as close to the wind as possible with her sails full and drawing. To achieve this a square-rigger may brace her yards to between about 30° to...

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close hauled

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 86 words.

the condition of sailing when a vessel sails as close to the wind as possible with her sails full and

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close-hauled

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The condition of sailing when a vessel sails as close to the wind as possible with her sails full and drawing. To achieve this a square-rigger may brace her yards to between about 30° to...

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close-hauled

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 12 words.

adj. & adv. (of a ship) close to the wind.

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full and by

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 8 words.

close-hauled but with sails filling.

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gripe, to

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 98 words.

the tendency of a sailing vessel to come up into the wind when sailing close hauled, and requiring too

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hoy

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 21 words.

n.

1 a small single-masted sailing ship used to travel close to shorelines.

2 a large barge for hauling freight.

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on the wind

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Said of a sailing vessel when it is sailing with its sheets hauled as far in as possible, making the vessel sail as close to the wind as it will go. See also off the wind.

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aboard

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

In or on board a ship. The word is also widely used in other maritime meanings: for one ship to fall aboard another was for it to fall foul of another; in the days of sailing navies to lay...

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to gird

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

To haul in or to bind something together with the object of securing more space. It is an expression used particularly in regard to rigging and more especially to the rigging of a...

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catharpings

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

1 Short ropes attached to the futtock shrouds under the tops in square-rigged vessels. They are used to brace in the shrouds more tightly and thus give space to brace the yards...

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