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Variant of halyard.
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(Nautical Terms) a variant spelling of halyard
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or hal•liard

(ˈhæl yərd)

any of various lines or tackles for hoisting a spar, sail, flag, etc., into position for use.
[1325–75; Middle English halier rope to haul with]
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Noun1.halliard - a rope for raising or lowering a sail or flag
rope - a strong line
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References in classic literature ?
There, clinging to the stout halliards of the sheet, he gazed with amazement at the long lines of black waves, each with its curling ridge of foam, racing in endless succession from out the inexhaustible west.
Sophie Willis, of Halliard Court, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff Bay, received emergency treatment at the city's University Hospital of Wales following the attack earlier this month.
Other types with cadences adapted to the work at hand were referred to as short-drag shanties, halliard [halyard] shanties, and windlass or capstan shanties.