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luff

play
noun \ ˈləf \

Definition of luff

1 :the act of sailing a ship nearer the wind
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


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luff

verb

Definition of luff

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

First Known Use of luff

14th century


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