Halyards

In sailing ships, halyards, halliards or haulyards are the ropes or tackles usually employed to hoist or lower any sail upon its respective yard, gaff, or stay.
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Halyards

lines used to haul up the sail and the wooden spars (boom and gaff) that hold the sails in place.
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Halyards

Lines used to hoist or lower sails or flags.
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halyards

ropes for raising or lowering flags, sails, and so on.
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