meaning of Boxhaul

Boxhaul meaning in General Dictionary

to place a vessel on the other tack by veering her quick round on her heel so-called through the situation of bracing your head yards abox i e sharp aback regarding the wind

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  • To put (a vessel) on the other tack by veering her quick round on the heel; -- so called from the situation of bracing the pinnacle yards abox (i. e., sharp aback, regarding the wind).

Boxhaul meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To place (a vessel) on the other side tack by veering her brief round on her behalf heel; -- so-called from situation of bracing the top yards abox (i. e., sharp aback, regarding wind).