What does LIFTS stand for?
What does LIFTS mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: LIFTS.
What does LIFTS mean?
- Ropes which reach from each mast-head to their respective yard-arms to steady and suspend the ends. Their use is to keep the yard in equilibrium, or to raise one of its extremities higher than the other if necessary, but particularly to support the weight when a number of men are employed on it, furling or reefing the sail. The yards are said to be squared by the lifts when they hang at right angles with the masts.--Topping-lifts. (See TOPPING-LIFTS.)