leech line

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leech line (plural leech lines)

  1. (nautical) A line for tightening the leech of a triangular mainsail to prevent it from fluttering.
    • 1984, Sven Donaldson, A Sailor's Guide to Sails, page 130
      The leechline is ordinarily anchored at the head of the sail []

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