Origin and Etymology of luff
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Recent Examples of luff from the Web
Smaller cranes, such as luffing or mobile cranes, are laid flat on the ground during a storm and do not pose a threat.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'luff.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of luff
Learn More about luff
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up luff? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).