The Dictionary of English Nautical Language Database: Search Results
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One of 32 divisions of the archaic compass rose, used for describing sailing directions, judging the wind direction or approximating bearings of distant objects at sea or ashore. (Thanks to James Galloway)
To have the capability of sailing toward the wind. A sailboat which can make way as close as 45 degrees off the eye of the wind is said to be able to “point high”.