Brail

To pull a flying piece upstage or downstage from its natural free-hanging position by means of short rope lines attached to the ends of the fly bar. (UK)

Brail

Brails, in a sailing ship, are small lines passing through blocks, and used to haul in or up the leeches, bottoms, or corners of sails, before furling. On a ship rig, these brails are found only on the two courses and the mizzen sail. The command is, hale up the brails, or, brail up the sails. The word brail comes from Middle English brayle, from ...
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Brail

To furl or truss a sail by pulling it in towards the mast, or the ropes used to do so.
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Brail

• (n.) A thong of soft leather to bind up a hawk`s wing. • (n.) A stock at each end of a seine to keep it stretched. • (n.) Ropes passing through pulleys, and used to haul in or up the leeches, bottoms, or corners of sails, preparatory to furling. • (v. t.) To haul up by the brails; -- used with up; as, to brail up a sail.Brail:...
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brail

1. <veterinary> A thong of soft leather to bind up a hawk's wing. ... 2. Ropes passing through pulleys, and used to haul in or up the leeches, bottoms, or corners of sails, preparatory to furling. ... 3. A stock at each end of a seine to keep it stretched. ... Origin: OE. Brayle furling rope, OF. Braiol a band placed around the breeches, fr.F...
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brail

noun a small rope (one of several) used to draw a sail in
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Brail

Brail noun [ Middle English brayle furling rope, Old French braiol a band placed around the breeches, from French braies , plural, breeches, from Latin braca , bracae , breeches, a Gallic word; confer Arm. bragez . Confer Breeches .] 1. (Fa...
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Brail

Brail transitive verb (Nautical) To haul up by the brails; -- used with up ; as, to brail up a sail.
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Brail

A leather thong used to restrain one wing on a bird to prevent it from bating, especially during manning.
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brail

leather strap to bind a hawk's wing
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Brail

To furl or truss a sail by pulling it in towards the mast, or the ropes used to do so.
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Brail

To furl or truss a sail by pulling it in towards the mast, or the ropes used to do so.
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brail

[v] - take in a sail with a brail 2. [v] - haul fish aboard with brails
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