Meaning of downhaul in English:

downhaul

Pronunciation /ˈdaʊnhɔːl/

noun

Nautical
  • A rope used for hauling down a sail, spar, etc.

    ‘The sailor merrily trotted off to go and do something else, possibly ease a downhaul or help set a sail.’
    • ‘Main luff tension is controlled by a downhaul.’