Word:

Luff

Pronunciation: lŭf
n.1.(Naut.) The side of a ship toward the wind.
Luff tackle
a purchase composed of a double and single block and fall, used for various purposes.
Luff upon luff
a luff tackle attached to the fall of another luff tackle.
- Totten.
v. i.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.
[imp. & p. p. Luffed (lŭft); p. pr. & vb. n. Luffing.]
2.(Naut.) To flutter or shake from being aligned close to the direction of the wind; - said of a sail.
To luff round
to make the extreme of this movement, for the purpose of throwing the ship's head into the wind.
Noun1.luff - sailing close to the wind
Verb1.luff - sail close to the wind
Synonyms: point
2.luff - flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides; "the sails luffed"
navigation, pilotage, piloting, point, sail
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