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English → English (WordNet)
n : sailing close to the wind
v 1: sail close to the wind [syn: point]
2: flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides; “the
sails luffed” English → English (gcide)
Luff \Luff\ (l[u^]f), n. [OE. lof, prob. a sort of timber by
which the course of a ship was directed, perh. a sort of
paddle; cf. D. loef luff, loeven to luff. The word is perh.
akin to E. glove. Cf. Aloof.] (Naut.)
(a) The side of a ship toward the wind.
(b) The act of sailing a ship close to the wind.
(c) The roundest part of a ship's bow.
(d) The forward or weather leech of a sail, especially of
the jib, spanker, and other fore-and-aft sails.
Luff tackle, a purchase composed of a double and single
block and fall, used for various purposes. --Totten.
Luff upon luff, a luff tackle attached to the fall of
another luff tackle. --R. H. Dana, Jr.
Luff \Luff\ (l[u^]f), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Luffed (l[u^]ft); p.
pr. & vb. n. Luffing.]
1. (Naut.) To turn the head of a vessel toward the wind; to
sail nearer the wind; to turn the tiller so as to make the
vessel sail nearer the wind.
2. (Naut.) To flutter or shake from being aligned close to
the direction of the wind; -- said of a sail.
To luff round, or To luff alee, to make the extreme of
this movement, for the purpose of throwing the ship's head
into the wind.