Origin of clubhaul; from naut. club (to drift with anchor dragging) + haul
(third-person singular simple present clubhauls, present participle clubhauling, simple past and past participle clubhauled)
- (nautical) To force a sailing vessel to change tack by dropping the lee-anchor and hauling in the anchor cable to swing the stern to windward.
The name is derived from nautical clubbing (dragging an anchor along the seabed) and hauling (changing direction).