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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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halyardhal‧yard /ˈhæljəd $ -ərd/ noun [countable]  technicalTTW a rope used to raise or lower a flag or sail
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halyardThen he was on to the cabin top and releasing the main halyard.A broken spinnaker halyard put paid to Law's spirited last-minute effort, while Peters failed to consolidate his position.A hundred masts were playing the halyard concerto at full volume.
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