Definition of halyard
: a rope or tackle for hoisting and lowering something (as sails)
Origin of halyard
Middle English halier, probably from Anglo-French *halier, from haler to haul — more at hale
First Known Use: 14th century
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Definition of halyard for Students
: a rope for raising or lowering a sail
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