Halyard in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Halyard

a rope used for raising and lowering a sail or flag

Examples of Halyard in a sentence

The ship’s sail is hoisted by a halyard attached to a ring at the sail’s head.  🔊

The peak halyard was used to hoist the main sail to the top of the pole.  🔊

Pulling on the halyard, the Boy Scout used the rope to move the flag to half-mast.  🔊

The halyard, made of rope and shackle, was used by the pirate to hoist his flag to the top of the Jolly Roger.  🔊

Having an inadequate amount of rope, the navy seaman was unable to use the halyard to lower the sail.  🔊

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