Laffed vs Luffed - What's the difference?

laffed | luffed |


As verbs the difference between laffed and luffed

is that laffed is (laff) while luffed is (luff).

laffed

English

Verb

(head)
  • (laff)

  • laff

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chiefly, humorous, or, for children)
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (chiefly, humorous, or, for children)
  • luffed

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (luff)
  • Anagrams

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    luff

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (nautical) The vertical edge of a sail that is closest to the direction of the wind.
  • By easing the halyard, the luff of the sail was made to sag to leeward.
  • (nautical) The act of sailing a ship close to the wind.
  • (nautical) The roundest part of a ship's bow.
  • (nautical) The forward or weather leech of a sail, especially of the jib, spanker, and other fore-and-aft sails.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (nautical, of a sail, intransitive) To shake due to being trimmed improperly.
  • (nautical, of a boat, intransitive) To alter course to windward so that the sails luff. (Alternatively luff up )
  • (nautical) to let out [a sail] so that it luffs.
  • (mechanical) To alter the vertical angle of the jib of a crane so as to bring it level with the load.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1999 , author=Howard I. Shapiro, Jay P. Shapiro, Lawrence K. Shapiro , title=Cranes and Derricks , page=95 , isbn=0070578893 citation , passage=The tower is mounted on a slewing platform, which also carries the power plant and the counterweights, while the jib is supported and luffed by fixed pendant ropes.}}

    Derived terms

    * luff alee * luffing crane * luff round * luff tackle * luff upon luff

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