halyard (n.) "rope for hoisting sails," 1610s, from M.E. halier "a halyard" (late 14c.), also "a carrier, porter" (late 13c. in surnames), from halen "to haul" (see HALE (Cf. hale) (v.)). Spelling influenced by yard "long beam that supports a sail" (see YARD (Cf. yard) (n.2)).

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  • Halyard — Hal yard (h[a^]l y[ e]rd), n. [Hale, v. t. + yard.] (Naut.) A rope or tackle for hoisting or lowering yards, sails, flags, etc. [Written also {halliard}, {haulyard}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • halyard — ► NOUN ▪ a rope used for raising and lowering a sail, yard, or flag on a ship. ORIGIN Old French haler …   English terms dictionary

  • halyard — [hal′yərd] n. [altered (after YARD1) < ME halier < halien: see HALE2] a rope or tackle for raising or lowering a flag, sail, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Halyard — In sailing, a halyard or halliard is a line (rope) that is used to hoist (pull up) a sail, a flag or a yard. The term Halyard comes from the phrase to Haul yards . Halyards, like most other parts of the running rigging, were classically made of… …   Wikipedia

  • halyard — hal|yard [ˈhæljəd US ərd] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: hallier halyard (14 17 centuries), from hale to pull , from Old French haler; HAUL1] technical a rope used to raise or lower a flag or sail …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • halyard — noun Etymology: Middle English halier, probably from Anglo French *halier, from haler to haul more at hale Date: 14th century a rope or tackle for hoisting and lowering something (as sails) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • halyard — /hal yeuhrd/, n. any of various lines or tackles for hoisting a spar, sail, flag, etc., into position for use. Also, halliard. [1325 75; ME halier rope to haul with (see HALE2, IER1) with final syllable altered by assoc. with YARD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • halyard — noun A rope used to raise or lower a sail, flag, spar or yard …   Wiktionary

  • halyard — rope or tackle for hoisting and lowering sails Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

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