Definition of Boxhauled
1. boxhaul [v] - See also: boxhaul
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boxhauled
Literary usage of Boxhauled
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Revolution by John Fiske (1896)
"The Serapis now put her helm hard down and was boxhauled, in order to luff up athwart her adversary's bow, and thus regain her raking position; ..."
2. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"The Serapis now put her helm hard down and was boxhauled, in order to luff up athwart her adversary's bow, and thus regain her raking position ; but the Bon ..."
3. The Golden Word Book: A School Reader by Elias Hershey Sneath, George Hodges, Edward Lawrence Stevens (1913)
"... and wore short round on her heel, or was boxhauled, with a view, most probably, of luffing up athwart the bow of her enemy, in order to again rake her. ..."
4. A Sailor of King George: The Journals of Captain Frederick Hoffman, R. N by Frederick W. Hoffman (1901)
"... how to put her in irons, which generally brought the captain on deck, who both boxhauled the ship and him by praying most heartily, although indirectly, ..."
5. Twenty-six Historic Ships by Frederic Stanhope Hill (1905)
"Pearson therefore boxhauled his ship, and as her bow paid off he tried to let her fall off to leeward, clear of the Richard. But in doing this the stern ..."