What does brail mean?

brail meaning in General Dictionary

To carry up by the brails used in combination with up on brail up a sail

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  • a small web always draw fish into a boat
  • haul seafood aboard with brails
  • ingest a sail with a brail
  • a tiny rope (one of the) familiar with draw a sail in
  • A thong of smooth leather to bind up a hawk's wing.
  • Ropes driving through pulleys, and regularly carry in or within the leeches, bottoms, or corners of sails, preparatory to furling.
  • A stock at each and every end of a seine to keep it stretched.
  • To haul up by the brails; -- combined with up; because, to brail up a sail.

brail meaning in Etymology Dictionary

tiny line utilized on ships, mid-15c., from Old French brail, early in the day braiel "belt, leather-based thong," from Latin bracale "waistbelt," from brac


brail meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A thong of soft leather-based to bind up a hawk's wing.

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  • (letter.) Ropes moving through pulleys, and regularly haul in or up the leeches, bottoms, or corners of sails, preparatory to furling.
  • (n.) A stock at each and every end of a seine maintain it stretched.
  • (v. t.) To carry up by the brails; -- combined with up; because, to brail up a sail.