Definitions for halyardˈhæl yərd

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  1. halyard, halliard(noun)

    a rope for raising or lowering a sail or flag


  1. halyard(Noun)

    A rope used to raise or lower a sail, flag, spar or yard.


  1. Halyard

    In sailing, a halyard or halliard is a line that is used to hoist a sail, a flag or a yard. The term halyard comes from the phrase, 'to haul yards'. Halyards, like most other parts of the running rigging, were classically made of natural fibre like manila or hemp.

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