HyperDic: fore-and-aft_sail

English > 1 sense of the expression fore-and-aft sail:
NOUNartifactfore-and-aft sailany sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction
English > fore-and-aft sail: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAny sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction.
Partsluff(nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast
Narrowergaff topsail, fore-and-aft topsailA triangular fore-and-aft sail with its foot along the gaff and its luff on the topmast
gaffsail, gaff-headed sailA quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail suspended from a gaff
jibAny triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast)
lateen, lateen sailA triangular fore-and-aft sail used especially in the Mediterranean
lugsail, lugA sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mast
mizzen, mizenfore-and-aft sail set on the mizzenmast
spankerA fore-and-aft sail set on the aftermost lower mast (usually the mizzenmast) of a vessel
spritsailA fore-and-aft sail extended by a sprit
staysailA fore-and-aft sail set on a stay (as between two masts)
Broadersail, canvas, canvass, sheetA large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel

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