Halyard vs Clewline - What's the difference?

halyard | clewline |


In nautical|lang=en terms the difference between halyard and clewline

is that halyard is (nautical) a rope used to raise or lower a sail, flag, spar or yard while clewline is (nautical) outermost of the ropes with which a square sail is rolled up to the yard.

As nouns the difference between halyard and clewline

is that halyard is (nautical) a rope used to raise or lower a sail, flag, spar or yard while clewline is (nautical) outermost of the ropes with which a square sail is rolled up to the yard.

halyard

English

Alternative forms

* halliard

Noun

(en noun)
  • (nautical) A rope used to raise or lower a sail, flag, spar or yard.
  • Derived terms

    * main halyard

    clewline

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (clewlines and buntlines)
  • (nautical) Outermost of the ropes with which a square sail is rolled up to the yard