Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A rope passing up along a stay, leading through cringles of the staysails or jib, and made fast to the upper corner of the sail to pull it down when shortening sail. Also, through blocks on the outer clues to the outer yard-arms of studding-sails, to take them in securely. Also, the cockpit term for a great-coat.
The numerical value of down-haul in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of down-haul in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8