Halyard definitions

hăl'yərd
A rope used to raise or lower a sail, flag, or yard.
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A rope or tackle for raising or lowering a flag, sail, etc.
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(nautical) A rope used to raise or lower a sail, flag, spar or yard.
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Origin of halyard

Alteration (influenced by yard) of Middle English halier from halen to pull hale2