Re*liev"ing, a.

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.

Totten. Craig.


© Webster 1913.

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