Definition of clubhaul
: to put (a ship) on the other tack when in danger of going into irons by dropping the lee anchor as the vessel's head comes to the wind and hauling on a hawser from the lee quarter to the anchor until the vessel pays off on the other tack
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Origin and Etymology of clubhaul
1club (spar) + haul
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