Meaning of inhaul in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɪnhɔːl/


  • A rope used to haul in the clew of a sail.

    ‘Watch how the inhaul pulls cloth out of the bottom leech which opens the bottom batten's flap angle.’
    • ‘Tighten the inhaul & outhaul a bit, and also use some cunningham to smoothe most of the creases.’
    • ‘If you pull the mainsheet, then you also pull the inhaul and if you ease the mainsheet then you also ease the inhaul.’
    • ‘The length of the inhauls is 63 cm, the length of the attachments is 6.3 cm so the mark should be 56.7 cm from the end of the loop.’