let go and haul

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One of the orders given during the process of tacking a square-rigged ship, being given when the bow of the ship has just passed across the wind and is about to pay off. ‘Let go’ refers to the fore bowline and what are now, after crossing the wind, the weather braces, and ‘haul’ refers to the lee braces.

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