a rope for raising or lowering a sail or flag
A rope used to raise or lower a sail, flag, spar or yard.
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Halliard, hal′yard, n. (naut.) a rope or purchase for hoisting or lowering a sail, yard, or flag, named from their use or position, as 'peak-halyards,' 'signal-halyards,' &c. [Skeat explains it as hale and yard; more prob. merely hale-ier.]
The numerical value of halyard in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of halyard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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