Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun luff

2 senses of luff

Sense 1
luff -- ((nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast)
       => edge -- (the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something; "the edge of the leaf is wavy"; "she sat on the edge of the bed"; "the water's edge")

Sense 2
luff -- (the act of sailing close to the wind)
       => sailing -- (riding in a sailboat)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb luff

2 senses of luff

Sense 1
luff, point -- (sail close to the wind)
       => sail -- (travel on water propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on")

Sense 2
luff -- (flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides; "the sails luffed")
       => roll, undulate, flap, wave -- (move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach")

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