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Meaning of RELIEVING

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*liev"ing\, a.
Serving or tending to relieve.

{Relieving arch} (Arch.), a discharging arch. See under
   {Discharge}, v. t.

{Relieving tackle}. (Naut.)
(a) A temporary tackle attached to the tiller of a vessel
    during gales or an action, in case of accident to the
    tiller ropes.
(b) A strong tackle from a wharf to a careened vessel, to
    prevent her from going over entirely, and to assist in
    righting her. --Totten. --Craig.

 

 

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