Definition of inhaul in English:

inhaul

noun

Sailing
  • A rope used to haul in the clew of a sail.

    • ‘Tighten the inhaul & outhaul a bit, and also use some cunningham to smoothe most of the creases.’
    • ‘If you pull the mainsheet, then you also pull the inhaul and if you ease the mainsheet then you also ease the inhaul.’
    • ‘Watch how the inhaul pulls cloth out of the bottom leech which opens the bottom batten's flap angle.’
    • ‘The length of the inhauls is 63 cm, the length of the attachments is 6.3 cm so the mark should be 56.7 cm from the end of the loop.’

Pronunciation

inhaul

/ˈɪnhɔːl/