[loo-fuh, luhf-uh] /ˈlu fə, ˈlʌf ə/
any tropical climbing plant of the cucurbitaceous genus Luffa, esp the dishcloth gourd
(US) another name for loofah
[luhf] /lʌf/ noun, Nautical. 1. the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail. verb (used without object) 2. to bring the head of a sailing ship closer to or directly into the wind, with sails shaking. 3. (of a sail) to shake from being set too close to the wind: The sail luffed as we put […]
noun, Nautical. 1. a tackle having a double block and a single block, giving a mechanical advantage of three or four, neglecting friction, depending on which is the standing and which is the running block.
noun, Nautical. 1. a tackle composed of one luff attached to the fall of another.
[luhf-kin] /ˈlʌf kɪn/ noun 1. a city in E Texas.