Spellcheck.net

Definitions of luff

  1. sail close to the wind Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. sailing close to the wind Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides; of sails Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides; "the sails luffed" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. The side of a ship toward the wind. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of sailing a ship close to the wind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. The roundest part of a ship's bow. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The forward or weather leech of a sail, especially of the jib, spanker, and other fore-and-aft sails. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To turn the head of a vessel toward the wind; to sail nearer the wind; to turn the tiller so as to make the vessel sail nearer the wind. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. That part of a ship towards the wind; the act of sailing close to the wind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To steer nearer to the wind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. The windward side of a ship: the act of sailing a ship close to the wind: the loof. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To turn a ship towards the wind. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To turn a ship toward the wind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Windward side of a ship. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To steer closer to the wind. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. The act of sailing close to the wind; the rounded part of a vessel's bow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The weather-gauge, or part of a ship toward the wind; the act of sailing close to the wind; the loof. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To turn the head of a ship toward the wind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. The part of a ship toward the wind; the weather gage; the foremost edge of a fore-and-aft sail. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. To flutter or shake from being aligned close to the direction of the wind; said of a sail. dictgcide_fs
  22. luf, n. the windward side of a ship: the act of sailing a ship close to the wind: the loof.--v.t. to turn a ship towards the wind. [M. E. lof, a paddle; cf. Scot. loof, Dut. loef.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. (naut.). Side of fore-&-aft sail next mast or stay; broadest part of ship\'s bow where sides begin to curve in. (Vb) bring ship\'s head, bring head of (ship), nearer wind, turn (helm) so as to secure this; (Yacht-racing) get windward side of (opponent; luffing-match, struggle for this). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. [D.] (Naut.) The order to come more into the wind. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  25. [D.] Abbrev. for Lieutenant. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  26. [D.] The air, or wind. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  27. [D.] The fullest part of the bows. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  28. [D.] The weather leech of a sail. Luff and lie = hug the wind, or sail as nearly as possible to it. Luff and touch her, try how near the wind she will come. Luff into a harbour, shoot into it, head to wind, gradually. L.uff round, or Luff a-lee, go on to the other tack. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  29. n. The side of a ship toward the wind act of sailing a ship close to the wind the roundest part of a ship’s bow;— the forward or weather leech of a sail. Cabinet Dictionary

What are the misspellings for luff?

X