luff

Definitions of luff
  1. noun
    the act of sailing close to the wind
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    type of:
    sailing
    riding in a sailboat
  2. noun
    (nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast
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    type of:
    edge
    the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something
  3. verb
    sail close to the wind
    synonyms: point
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    type of:
    sail
    travel on water propelled by wind
  4. verb
    flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides
    “the sails luffed
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    type of:
    flap, roll, undulate, wave
    move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
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