down·​haul ˈdau̇n-ˌhȯl How to pronounce downhaul (audio)
: a rope or line for hauling down or holding down a sail or spar

Word History

First Known Use

1669, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of downhaul was in 1669

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“Downhaul.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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