halliard


halliard

noun

  1. halyard.

noun

  1. any of various lines or tackles for hoisting a spar, sail, flag, etc., into position for use.

noun

  1. a variant spelling of halyard

noun

  1. nautical a line for hoisting or lowering a sail, flag, or spar
n.

“rope for hoisting sails,” 1610s, from Middle English halier “a halyard” (late 14c.), also “a carrier, porter” (late 13c. in surnames), from halen “to haul” (see hale (v.)). Spelling influenced by yard “long beam that supports a sail” (see yard (n.2)).

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