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boxhaul


boxhaul


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boxhaul  \Box"haul`\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Boxhauled}.]  (Naut.) 
  To  put  (a  vessel)  on  the  other  tack  by  veering  her  short 
  round  on  her  heel;  --  so  called  from  the  circumstance  of 
  bracing  the  head  yards  abox  (i.  e.,  sharp  aback,  on  the 
  wind).  --Totten.