What is another word for luff?

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[ lˈʌf], [ lˈʌf], [ l_ˈʌ_f]

Luff is a nautical term used to describe when a sailboat sails closer to the wind by steering the bow of the boat into the wind. This can also be used as a verb to describe the action of turning the boat's bow towards the wind. However, there are several synonyms for this word, including 'helm up', 'head up', 'fall off', 'bear away', and 'veer'. These words help sailors to communicate more effectively when they are maneuvering their sailboats. Luff is also a term used in the aviation industry to describe the upward movement of an aircraft caused by a change in angle of attack.

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Luffing or leaning aft is a manoeuvre in sailing whereby the sail is lowered to increase the speed of the boat. It is also the motion of a boat when it is brought about by the wind in such a way as to increase the distance between the bow and the stern.

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