clubhaul

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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History and Etymology for clubhaul

club entry 1 (spar) + haul

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“Clubhaul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clubhaul. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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