how to pronounce luff

lʌf

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meanings of luff

noun:

  1. The forward or weather leech of a sail, especially of the jib, spanker, and other fore-and-aft sails.
  2. The roundest part of a ship's bow.
  3. The vertical edge of a sail that is closest to the direction of the wind.
  4. The act of sailing a ship close to the wind.

verb:

  1. To let out (a sail) so that it luffs.
  2. To alter course to windward so that the sails luff. (Alternatively luff up).
  3. To shake due to being trimmed improperly.
  4. To alter the vertical angle of the jib of a crane so as to bring it level with the load.

name:

  1. A surname​.

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