to divert wind against the lee side of (a sail) from another sail.
to set (a sail) so that the wind is on what would ordinarily be the lee side, as for turning the bow of a boat away from the wind.
to blanket (another sailing vessel) by spilling wind from the sails of one vessel onto the lee side of the sails of the other.
(often used with a singular verb) wooded or partially uncleared and unsettled districts. any remote or isolated area. of or relating to the backwoods. unsophisticated; uncouth. Contemporary Examples He suspected that the driver, who was identified as Cody Alan Legebokoff, was poaching in the backwoods. A Teen Serial Killer in Canada? Christine Pelisek October 22, […]
a person living in or coming from the backwoods, or a remote or unsettled area. a person of uncouth manners, rustic behavior or speech, etc. British. a peer who rarely attends the House of Lords. Historical Examples Mr. Howbridge got up from his chair and advanced to meet the backwoodsman with hospitable hand. The Corner […]
an article of clothing, as a dress, that overlaps and fastens in the back.
a large, solid-hoofed, herbivorous quadruped, Equus caballus, domesticated since prehistoric times, bred in a number of varieties, and used for carrying or pulling loads, for riding, and for racing. a fully mature male animal of this type; stallion. any of several odd-toed ungulates belonging to the family Equidae, including the horse, zebra, donkey, and ass, […]