Serving or tending to relieve. Relieving arch A temporary tackle attached to the tiller of a vessel during gales or an action, in case of accident to the tiller ropes. A strong tackle from a wharf to a careened vessel, to prevent her from going over entirely, and to assist in righting her.

(01 Mar 1998)

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