luff

Definitions of luff
1

n the act of sailing close to the wind

Type of:
sailing
riding in a sailboat

n (nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast

Type of:
edge
the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something

v sail close to the wind

Synonyms:
point
Type of:
sail
travel on water propelled by wind

v flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides

“the sails luffed
Type of:
flap, roll, undulate, wave
move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion

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