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
As soon as Stefan had unlashed the trunk and put it down on the frozen ground he turned his team around.
"The Peace of Roaring River" by George van Schaick
The watch were swinging the head yards; some were unlashing the lee boat.
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
With the dawning, Elderkin was unlashed and took the wheel himself, aided by a seaman, for it took two men to stand its kicking.
"Beggars on Horseback" by F. Tennyson Jesse
Being pulled aboard, he unlashed the rope and strapped it to the capstan.
"She's All the World to Me" by Hall Caine
Here I unlashed the gun and fired a couple of shots, a signal I had agreed upon with May.
"A Claim on Klondyke" by Edward Roper
One gang of men was unlashing the large motor boat and carrying davit ropes to it.
"Ruth Fielding Homeward Bound" by Alice B. Emerson
I had my paint-box fastened to the saddle, and I unlashed it to take a sketch.
"Alone with the Hairy Ainu" by A. H. Savage Landor
The sections of the ladder had been unlashed, and were safely bestowed, with the rope and the tendrils, in the sides of the canoe.
"With Drake on the Spanish Main" by Herbert Strang
Scarcely had the order been executed for unlashing the boats, when the sails flapped heavily against the masts.
"I've Been Thinking;" by Azel Stevens Roe
Unlash the spar and send it down.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana
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