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genoa

[jen-oh-uh] /ˈdʒɛn oʊ ə/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter) Nautical
1.
a large jib for cruising and racing yachts, overlapping the mainsail.
Also called genoa jib, Genoa jib, reaching jib.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; after Genoa

Genoa

[jen-oh-uh] /ˈdʒɛn oʊ ə/
noun
1.
a seaport in NW Italy, S of Milan.
Italian Genova.
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genoa

/ˈdʒɛnəʊə/
noun
1.
(yachting) a large triangular jib sail, often with a foot that extends as far aft as the clew of the mainsail Also called genoa jib Sometimes shortened to genny, jenny

Genoa

/ˈdʒɛnəʊə/
noun
1.
a port in NW Italy, capital of Liguria, on the Gulf of Genoa: Italy's main port; an independent commercial city with many colonies in the Middle Ages; university (1243); heavy industries. Pop: 610 307 (2001) Italian name Genova
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