follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for full-sailed

full sail

adverb
1.
at top speed
adjective, adverb (postpositive)
2.
with all sails set
Derived Forms
full-sailed, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for full sail

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for full

7
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with full-sailed