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aback so that the wind catches the front side of an open sail. [2 definitions]
batten2 a thin, flexible length of wood or other material used to maintain flatness in a sail. [1/4 definitions]
bonnet a strip of canvas used to supplement the area of a sail. [1/6 definitions]
boom2 a long horizontal pole that extends and positions the bottom of a sail. [1/5 definitions]
bowline a rope used to keep the weather edge of a square sail pulled forward and the sail as flat as possible when sailing close-hauled. [1/2 definitions]
bunt2 the central area of a square sail. [1/2 definitions]
buntline one of the ropes used to haul up a square sail for securing it to the mast.
catboat a broad-beamed sailboat with a single large sail on a mast set well forward.
cat rig one large sail on a mast set well forward in the bow, as of a catboat.
clew in nautical terminology, one of the lower corners of a sail or a metal loop attached to the lower corner of a sail. [2/7 definitions]
clew up in nautical terminology, to haul (a sail) up by ropes running through the clews.
coast to sail along a coast or near the shore. [2/7 definitions]
cringle a small ring or loop of metal or rope attached to the edge of a sail, through which to run a line.
dhow a vessel having a lateen sail or sails, sometimes having a raised deck at the stern, used primarily by Arabs along the coast of the Indian Ocean.
flying jib a small, light, triangular sail mounted out beyond the jib, usu. on an extension of the jib boom.
foresail the principal sail hung on the forward mast or stay, such as the lowermost square sail on a square-rigged ship, or the jib on a cutter.
foresheet one of the ropes or chains used to trim any sail set on or before a foremast. [1/2 definitions]
fore-topgallant of, pertaining to, or denoting the mast, sail, yard, or the like directly above the fore-topmast.
fore-topsail a sail hung from the fore-topmast, above the topsail.
gore3 a triangular or narrowing panel of cloth sewn into a dress, sail, or the like to increase its fullness.
halyard a rope used for raising and lowering a sail, flag, or the like.