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1. As a ship. Holo, hoʻoholo, hoholo, kele, hoʻokele; hoʻokelekele (frequently); holomoku, hoʻoholomoku, holokai, holomoana. Also: kūkele, kikihi, leleaoa. See drift. To go for a sail, holoholo. To sail to leeward, kaʻalalo. To sail to windward, kaʻaluna, hoʻopiʻipiʻi; hoʻopāhuʻa (rare). To sail around, holo puni. To sail swiftly, holo kikī. To sail aimlessly, holoholo wale, auhele. To sail cautiously, akaholo. To sail off and on, pōʻala, kaʻalewa. To sail to foreign parts, holokahiki. Sail on distant seas, ʻau i ke kai loa (of one who travels far).

2. Noun Lā, peʻa. Also: lauoha, ʻōpeʻapeʻa; kālepa, ʻōpihipihi (mats). See jib sail, mainsail, topsail. Long sail, peʻa oe. To make sails, humu peʻa.

To ~ directly downwind. Kele kaʻalalo. See beam reach, broad reach, close hauled.

he pea o ka moku.

e holo ae me he moku la.

E huli iā “sail” ma Ulukau.

Search for “sail” on Ulukau.

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