Definition of outhaul in English:


Pronunciation /ˈouthôl/ /ˈaʊthɔl/


  • A rope used to haul out the clew of a boom sail or the tack of a jib.

    ‘It's the one the sheet is attached to on a foresail, and the one the outhaul is attached to on the main.’
    • ‘I started to give the outhaul a good yank to get the foot of the main tight and the damned thing came off in my hand along with a piece of the sail containing the clew.’