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  • 161 Spanker (sail) — A spanker is either of two kinds of sail.On a square rigged ship, the spanker is a gaff rigged fore and aft sail set from and aft of the aftmost mast. Almost all square rigs with more than one mast have one or two spankers, which evolved from the …

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  • 162 Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons — (CPS) is a nationwide Canadian organization of recreational boating enthusiasts which offers boating safety courses. Its two most popular courses are BoatPro (also offered under the title Boating Handbook), which entails three or four hours of… …

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  • 163 as|sail´ment — as|sail «uh SAYL», transitive verb. 1. to set upon with violence; attack repeatedly with violent blows: »The enemy assailed our fort. SYNONYM(S): assault. See syn. under attack. (Cf. ↑attack) 2. to set upon vigorously with hostile words,… …

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  • 164 as|sail´er — as|sail «uh SAYL», transitive verb. 1. to set upon with violence; attack repeatedly with violent blows: »The enemy assailed our fort. SYNONYM(S): assault. See syn. under attack. (Cf. ↑attack) 2. to set upon vigorously with hostile words,… …

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  • 165 as|sail´a|ble — as|sail «uh SAYL», transitive verb. 1. to set upon with violence; attack repeatedly with violent blows: »The enemy assailed our fort. SYNONYM(S): assault. See syn. under attack. (Cf. ↑attack) 2. to set upon vigorously with hostile words,… …

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  • 166 as|sail — «uh SAYL», transitive verb. 1. to set upon with violence; attack repeatedly with violent blows: »The enemy assailed our fort. SYNONYM(S): assault. See syn. under attack. (Cf. ↑attack) 2. to set upon vigorously with hostile words, arguments, or… …

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  • 167 Studding sail — A studding sail or studsail is a sail used to increase the sail area of a square rigged vessel in light winds. Traditionally pronounced stuns l.It is an extra sail hoisted alongside a square rigged sail on an extension of its yardarm. It is named …

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  • 168 Naval tactics in the Age of Sail — A 17th century Spanish galleon Naval tactics in the Age of Sail were used from the early 17th century onward when sailing ships replaced oared galleys. These were used until the 1860s when steam powered ironclad warships rendered sailing line of… …

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  • 169 under sail — phrasal 1. : in motion with sails set 2. : propelled by sails * * * under sail 1. Having the sails spread 2. Propelled by means of sails • • • Main Entry: ↑sail * * * under sail …

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  • 170 lateen sail — a triangular sail set on a long sloping yard, used esp. on the Mediterranean Sea. [1720 30] * * * ▪ sail       triangular sail that was of decisive importance to medieval navigation. The ancient square sail permitted sailing only before the wind; …

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  • 171 topgallant sail — noun a sail set on a yard of a topgallant mast • Syn: ↑topgallant • Hypernyms: ↑sail, ↑canvas, ↑canvass, ↑sheet * * * Naut. a sail or either of two sails set on the yard or yards of a topgallant mast. Also called topgallant. See diag. under …

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  • 172 Come Sail Away — Single by Styx from the album The Grand Illusion B side …

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  • 173 Draft (sail) — In nautical parlance, the draft or draught of a sail is a degree of curvature in a horizontal cross section. Any sail experiences a force from the prevailing wind just because it impedes the air s passage. A sail with draft also functions as an… …

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  • 174 Studding sail — Stud ding sail (Naut.) A light sail set at the side of a principal or square sail of a vessel in free winds, to increase her speed. Its head is bent to a small spar which is called the studding sail boom. See Illust. of {Sail}. Toten. [1913… …

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  • 175 balloon sail — noun any light loose sail • Hypernyms: ↑sail, ↑canvas, ↑canvass, ↑sheet * * * noun : a large light sail (as a spinnaker) set in addition to or in place of an ordinary light sail especially by yachts in moderate weather * * * Naut. any light,… …

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  • 176 square sail — Naut. a sail set beneath a horizontal yard, the normal position of which, when not trimmed to the wind, is directly athwartships. See diag. under sail. [1590 1600] * * *       simplest form of rigging and the most ancient. The sails are attached… …

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  • 177 lateen sail — noun a triangular fore and aft sail used especially in the Mediterranean • Syn: ↑lateen • Hypernyms: ↑fore and aft sail • Part Holonyms: ↑lateen rig * * * a triangular sail set on a long sloping yard, used esp. on the Mediterranean Sea. [1720 30] …

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  • 178 Under sail — Under Un der, prep. [AS. under, prep. & adv.; akin to OFries. under, OS. undar, D. onder, G. unter, OHG. untar, Icel. undir, Sw. & Dan. under, Goth. undar, L. infra below, inferior lower, Skr. adhas below. [root]201. Cf. {Inferior}.] 1. Below or… …

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  • 179 fore-and-aft sail — /fɔr ən aft ˈseɪl/ (say fawr uhn ahft sayl) noun any sail not set on a yard, usually bent to a gaff or set on a stay in the centre line. See sail (def. 1) …

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  • 180 riding sail — noun Etymology: riding (III) : a triangular sail sometimes set usually on the aftermast to keep a vessel head to wind when riding at anchor * * * Naut. a triangular sail set on the aftermost mast of a vessel, esp. a fishing vessel, to head it… …

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