fore-and-aft sail

Definitions of fore-and-aft sail
  1. noun
    any sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction
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    gaff-headed sail, gaffsail
    a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail suspended from a gaff
    fore-and-aft topsail, gaff topsail
    a triangular fore-and-aft sail with its foot along the gaff and its luff on the topmast
    any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast)
    lateen, lateen sail
    a triangular fore-and-aft sail used especially in the Mediterranean
    lug, lugsail
    a sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mast
    mizen, mizzen
    fore-and-aft sail set on the mizzenmast
    a fore-and-aft sail set on the aftermost lower mast (usually the mizzenmast) of a vessel
    a fore-and-aft sail extended by a sprit
    a fore-and-aft sail set on a stay (as between two masts)
    flying jib
    the outermost of two or more jibs
    type of:
    canvas, canvass, sail, sheet
    a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
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