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A defunct maritime term used in connection with a halyard after a sail had been hoisted. The term referred usually to a peak halyard after a gaff-rigged sail had been hoisted too high, creating wrinkles between the peak and the tack. Where these occurred, the halyard was settled or eased until the wrinkles disappeared.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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