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Noun: luff  lúf
  1. (nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast
     
  2. The act of sailing close to the wind
Verb: luff  lúf
  1. Sail close to the wind
    - point
     
  2. Flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides
    "the sails luffed"

Derived forms: luffed, luffs, luffing

Type of: edge, flap, roll, sail, sailing, undulate, wave

Part of: fore-and-aft sail

Encyclopedia: Luff