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.

 

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