Results for: Clew

What is the history of the word clew?

  Clew is originally a ball of yarn, and the lower part of a sail. The meaning "clue" ( itself a variant spelling of clew) comes from the tale of Theseus and the Minotaur. (MORE)
In Sailing

Where is the clew and tack positioned on a cruising shoot?

On a fore-and-aft rigged vessel, the clew is the point on the sail where sheets are attached and is furthest aft. The tack is attached fast to standing rigging (usually) and i (MORE)

What is another word for clew?

Hint is another word for clew 2nd Answer: No, 'Hint' is not another word for clew. A clew is either a ball of thread or yarn, or it is the corner of a sail, or the ring that i (MORE)
In Uncategorized

What purpose is a clew to a hammock?

The purpose to clew a hammock is to structurally sustain the hammock with a knot that will be hung by a tree with a lasso. This can be looked up online.
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In Grammar

Are you sure collective noun for worms is clew?

The present day meaning of the noun 'clew' is a word for a metal  loop attached to the lower corner of a sail through which cords are  passed; the cords from which a hammock (MORE)