Meaning of clew
Pronunciation: (kl), [key]
- clue (def. 1).
- either lower corner of a square sail or the after lower corner of a fore-and-aft sail. See diag. under
- a ball or skein of thread, yarn, etc.
- Usually,the rigging for a hammock.
- a metal device holding scenery lines controlled by one weighted line.
- the thread by which Theseus found his way out of the labyrinth.
- to carry a large amount of sail.
- to present an impressive appearance.
- to coil into a ball.
- clue (def. 3).
- to draw up the bottom edge of (a curtain, drop, etc.) and fold out of view; bag.
- to secure (lines) with a clew.
- to secure (a sail) in an unfurled position.
- to haul (the lower corners of a square-rig sail) up to the yard by means of the clew lines.
- clew (Thesaurus)