genoa jib

genoa

[jen-oh-uh]
noun (sometimes initial capital letter) Nautical.
a large jib for cruising and racing yachts, overlapping the mainsail.
Also called genoa jib, Genoa jib, reaching jib.


Origin:
1930–35; after Genoa

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

Genoa (ˈdʒɛnəʊə)
 
n
Italian name: Genova 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)

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