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full sail

noun
1.
all the sails of a vessel.
2.
with all sails set:
The ship was moving ahead full sail.
3.
rapidly; forcefully:
He proceeded full sail despite our objections.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95
Related forms
full-sailed, adjective
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  • Reverse: an angled, side-view of the keelboat with full sail.
  • Though big and fat and evidently short of fast work, they went down the stretch under full sail in two rousing brushes.
British Dictionary definitions for full sail

full sail

adverb
1.
at top speed
adjective, adverb (postpositive)
2.
with all sails set
Derived Forms
full-sailed, adjective
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