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barkentine a ship with three or more masts, square-rigged on the foremast, and fore-and-aft rigged on the others.
brigantine a two-masted sailing vessel with square-rigged sails on the front mast and a fore-and-aft mainsail.
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.
luff the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail. [1/5 definitions]
mizzen the fore-and-aft sail on the third mast of a fully-rigged ship. [1/2 definitions]
schooner a sailing ship with at least two masts, all rigged with fore-and-aft sails.
sloop a fore-and-aft-rigged sailboat with one mast, a mainsail, and a jib.
spanker a fore-and-aft sail of a sailing vessel that has three or more masts. [1/2 definitions]
sprit a pole that extends diagonally from the base of a mast to the uppermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail.
trysail a small fore-and-aft sail, usu. hoisted when other sails have been lowered, that helps keep a vessel headed into the wind.