Luff

Luff [luhf]


Part of speech: verb
Origin: Old French, 13th century


1. Steer a yacht nearer the wind.
2. Obstruct (an opponent in yacht racing) by sailing closer to the wind.


Examples of luff in a sentence


“The ship luffed up as it turned out to sea.”


“Unfortunately, the most direct route home required us to luff up.”