unlash

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unlash untie the lashing of "unlash the horse"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Unlash (Naut) To loose, as that which is lashed or tied down.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unlash Nautical, to loose, unfasten, or separate, as something lashed or tied down.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unlash un-lash′ (naut.) to loose the lashings of.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st un-, + lash,

Usage

In literature:

We unlashed their arms and legs, and by degrees they came to themselves.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
Then he went out to unlash the sleeper.
"The Walrus Hunters" by R.M. Ballantyne
This was done as quickly as possible, though with much difficulty, and the men were unlashed from the sledge and placed within it.
"The World of Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
Let the boxes be unlashed and carried into yonder cave.
"The Giant of the North" by R.M. Ballantyne
Randy unlashed the poles from the fore deck of his canoe, and joined them together.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
We turned the dogs loose and threw them a fish apiece, unlashed the sled, and got out our bedding.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
Mine's down below in my chest, and I haven't unlashed it yet.
"The Pirate Slaver" by Harry Collingwood
As each man unlashed himself he was carried away by the sea before the eyes of the captain.
"Heroes of the Goodwin Sands" by Thomas Stanley Treanor
Rick unlashed the pair of oars from their position along the gunwale and got them ready.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
He unlashed the bundle and divided its contents.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
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