to wind a ship


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wind \Wind\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Winded; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Winding.]
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   1. To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.
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   2. To perceive or follow by the scent; to scent; to nose; as,
      the hounds winded the game.
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   3.
      (a) To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a
          horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of
          breath.
      (b) To rest, as a horse, in order to allow the breath to
          be recovered; to breathe.
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   To wind a ship (Naut.), to turn it end for end, so that the
      wind strikes it on the opposite side.
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