luff luff  /ˈləf/


  1. (n) (nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast
  2. (n) the act of sailing close to the wind
  3. (v) sail close to the wind
  4. (v) flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides


  1. Luff, the forward edge of the sail.
  2. Ja, now all those little Poles and Czechs will haff no choice but to luff us again! The next foreign policy crisis could come anywhere, at any time, from any source.
  3. At 41, while commander of the post at Aden, he took up sailing; and read every book he could get until he had mastered every salty trick of luff and leech.


  • Centrica plc UK Regulatory Announcement: Director/PDMR Shareholding

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Centrica plc 19 June 2013 PDMR Shareholdings Acquisition of Shares On 18 June 2013, Mike Linn, a Director of the Company, acquired 42,575 ordinary shares of the Company of 6 14/81 pence each (Shares) at a price of 372.00. pence per Share. Following this acquisition, Mr Linn holds 42,575 Shares. Exercise of Sharesave Options On 18 June 2013, Nick Luff, a Director of the ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Business Wire

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