Part of speech: noun

A rope for hoisting a sail, a yard, or a flag.

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Usage examples "halyard":

  1. For instance, there is the jib halyard and the foresail halyard. - "Boys' Book of Model Boats", Raymond Francis Yates.
  2. Good signal- halyard; I'd like to take it back, but I didn't bring my knife. - "Johnstone of the Border", Harold Bindloss.
  3. When I bought a boat to bring hither I knew not the distinguishing term of a single halyard, save the " topping lift," and even that scant knowledge was idle, for I was blankly ignorant of the place and purpose of the oddly- named rope. - "My Tropic Isle", E J Banfield.