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English → English (gcide) Definition: Luff tackle 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

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