HyperDic: luff

English > 4 senses of the word luff:
VERBmotionluff, pointsail close to the wind
motionluffflap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides
NOUNartifactluff(nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast
actluffthe act of sailing close to the wind
luff > pronunciation
Soundslah'f
Rhymesaleph ... woodruff: 40 rhymes with ahf...
English > luff: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaning(nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast.
Categoryseafaring, navigation, sailingThe work of a sailor / sailor
Part offore-and-aft sailAny sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction
BroaderedgeThe outside limit of an object or area or surface
English > luff: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of sailing close to the wind.
Broadersailingriding in a sailboat
Spanishgrátil, orza, orzar
Verbsluffflap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides
luffsail close to the wind
English > luff: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningSail close to the wind.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonympoint
Categorynavigation, pilotage, pilotingThe guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
BroadersailTravel on water propelled by wind
Spanishapuntar, barloventear, ceñir, orzar
Catalanorsar
Nounsluffthe act of sailing close to the wind
English > luff: 4 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningflap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"the sails luffed"
Broaderroll, undulate, flap, waveMove in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
Nounsluffthe act of sailing close to the wind

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