(noun, verb)


1. (nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast

Definition categories: man–made, edge

2. the act of sailing close to the wind

Definition categories: act, sailing

Sentences with luff as a noun:

- By easing the halyard, the luff of the sail was made to sag to leeward.


1. sail close to the wind

Similar word(s): point

Definition categories: motion, sail

2. flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides

- the sails luffed

Definition categories: motion, flap, roll, undulate, wave