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luff

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noun \ˈləf\

Definition of luff

  1. 1 :  the act of sailing a ship nearer the wind

  2. 2 :  the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail

Origin and Etymology of luff

Middle English lof spar holding out the windward tack of a sail, weather side of a ship, from Anglo-French


First Known Use: 14th century


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luff

verb

Definition of luff

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to turn the head of a ship toward the wind

14th Century

First Known Use of luff

14th century

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