Serving or tending to relieve.
Relieving arch Arch., a discharging arch. See under Discharge, v. t. -- Relieving tackle. Naut. (a) A temporary tackle attached to the tiller of a vessel during gales or an action, in case of accident to the tiller ropes. (b) A strong tackle from a wharf to a careened vessel, to prevent her from going over entirely, and to assist in righting her.
© Webster 1913.