A halyard is a line or a rope that is used to hoist, raise, or lower a sail, a flag or a yard. The term halyard comes from the phrase, 'to haul yards'. Halyards can be attached in a number of ways to the head of a triangular sail.
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any of various lines or tackles for hoisting a spar, sail, flag, etc., into position for use.
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