What does "Halyard" mean?

Today it means: A line used to raise and lower a sail.

The word halyard is rarely used on its own as it is usually a line that goes with a particular sail. The main halyard therefore goes with the main sail etc. The term goes back to when sails were attached to a yardarm or yard.

See also: Rope  and: Reefing pennant  and: Uphaul

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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