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luff

luff

 
pronunciation:
luhf
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of sailing into the wind.
definition 2: the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: luffed, luffing, luffs
definition 1: to bring the bow of a vessel into the wind or close to the wind.
definition 2: of a sail, to flutter or shake from losing wind or being set too close to the wind.
definition 3: to lower or raise the jib of a crane.
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