[hal-yerd] /ˈhæl yərd/
any of various lines or tackles for hoisting a spar, sail, flag, etc., into position for use.
(nautical) a line for hoisting or lowering a sail, flag, or spar
“rope for hoisting sails,” 1610s, from Middle English halier “a halyard” (late 14c.), also “a carrier, porter” (late 13c. in surnames), from halen “to haul” (see hale (v.)). Spelling influenced by yard “long beam that supports a sail” (see yard (n.2)).
[hal-i-sahy-teez] /ˌhæl ɪˈsaɪ tiz/ noun 1. an extinct genus comprising the chain corals.
[ham] /hæm/ noun 1. a cut of meat from the heavy-muscled part of a hog’s rear quarter, between hip and hock, usually cured. 2. that part of a hog’s hind leg. 3. the part of the leg back of the knee. 4. Often, hams. the back of the thigh, or the thigh and the buttock […]
[hah-mah, hah-mah] /ˈhɑ mɑ, hɑˈmɑ/ noun 1. a city in W Syria, on the Orontes River. /ˈhɑːmɑː/ noun 1. a city in W Syria, on the Orontes River: an early Hittite settlement; famous for its huge water wheels, used for irrigation since the Middle Ages. Pop: 439 000 (2005 est) Biblical name Hamath
[ham-uh-dan; Persian ha-ma-dahn] /ˈhæm əˌdæn; Persian hæ mæˈdɑn/ noun 1. a city in W Iran. /ˈhæməˌdæn/ noun 1. city in W central Iran, at an altitude of over 1830 m (6000 ft): changed hands several times from the 17th century between Iraq, Persia, and Turkey; trading centre. Pop: 508 000 (2005 est)