Definitions for "Brail"
Keywords:  haul, seine, furl, aboard, sail
Ropes passing through pulleys, and used to haul in or up the leeches, bottoms, or corners of sails, preparatory to furling.
A stock at each end of a seine to keep it stretched.
To haul up by the brails; -- used with up; as, to brail up a sail.
Keywords:  hawk, thong, slit, restrain, wing
A thong of soft leather to bind up a hawk's wing.
A long soft leather strap with a three or four inch slit in the middle and used to restrain a wild hawk. One wing is held in the slit and the two ends of the brail tied about the bird so that the other wing is free. The brail prevents bating and calms restlessness.
To restrain or move an object by tying lines to it. This is done to obtain more clearance or locate a flown object exactly. Submitted by Piers from London, UK.
A rope, wire or chain attached at either end of a piece of scenery or lighting bar pulling it upstage or downstage of its naturally hanging position to allow another flying item to pass, or to improve its position. See also Breast Line.
The rope and adjusting part of hanging scenery.
To pull a piece of scenery or lighting position out of its normal hanging position by attaching rope lines.
a small net used to draw fish into a boat
a drip net while a brassard is a term from armorial theory, and represents a cloth around the upper arm in medieval armor