luff n : sailing close to the wind
1 sail close to the wind [syn: point]
2 flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides; "the sails luffed"
Luff or luffing may refer to:
- Luffing, when a sailing sheet is eased so far past trim that airflow over the surface is disrupted
- The leading edge of a sail
- Luffing crane, a type of crane where the jib, rather than being fixed, can be raised and lowered
- Luff, coined by Woody Allen in Annie Hall, is a term of endearment and is chatspeak for love