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fore-and-aft sail

noun
1.
any of various sails, as jib-headed sails, gaff sails, lugsails, lateen sails, spritsails, staysails, and jibs, that do not set on yards and whose normal position, when not trimmed, is in a fore-and-aft direction amidships.
Origin of fore-and-aft sail
1810-1820
1810-20
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