Definition of Luff

1. Noun. (nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast.

Category relationships: Navigation, Sailing, Seafaring
Generic synonyms: Edge
Group relationships: Fore-and-aft Sail



2. Verb. Sail close to the wind.
Exact synonyms: Point
Category relationships: Navigation, Pilotage, Piloting
Generic synonyms: Sail

3. Noun. The act of sailing close to the wind.
Generic synonyms: Sailing

4. Verb. Flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides. "The sails luffed"
Generic synonyms: Flap, Roll, Undulate, Wave

Definition of Luff

1. n. The side of a ship toward the wind.

2. v. i. To turn the head of a vessel toward the wind; to sail nearer the wind; to turn the tiller so as to make the vessel sail nearer the wind.

Definition of Luff

1. Noun. (nautical) The vertical edge of a sail that is closest to the direction of the wind. ¹

2. Verb. (nautical of a sail intransitive) To shake due to being trimmed improperly. ¹

3. Verb. (nautical of a boat intransitive) To alter course to windward so that the sails luff. (Alternatively ''luff up'') ¹

4. Verb. (nautical transitive) to let out [a sail] so that it luffs. ¹

5. Verb. (context: mechanical) To alter the vertical angle of the jib of a crane so as to bring it level with the load. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Luff

1. to steer a sailing vessel nearer into the wind [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Luff

luds
ludship
ludships
ludwig's angina
ludwigite
ludwigites
lued
lues
luetheite
luetic
luetic mask
luetics
lufenuron
luff (current term)
luffa
luffas
luffed
luffer
luffers
luffing
luffs
luftmensch
luftmenschen
lug
lug bolt
lug bolts
lug nut
lug wrench

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