transitive verb

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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club entry 1 (spar) + haul

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to express warning or disapproval

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