One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A rope used for hauling up a boat's sail or centreboard.
- ‘Hold your rig by the uphaul line and let it swing freely.’
- ‘All of our sails are rigged and ready to go with adjustable harness lines, booms and uphauls attached.’
- ‘Once you get to the end of the uphaul rope, pause again and check your stance.’
- ‘The stretchy uphauls made ideal towing ropes as they gave a little when starting and sailing through the chop.’
- ‘Holding onto the uphaul the sailor stands up and lifts the sail out of the water.’
- ‘Take the uphaul in your hands and stand up slowly.’
- ‘It's possible that the original uphaul line shredded away and what is left is the core that gave the original uphaul its strength.’
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