goo-sewing

goosewing

[goos-wing]
noun Nautical.
1.
the weather clew of a square sail, held taut when the lee side of the sail is furled.
2.
either of the triangular areas of a square sail left exposed to the wind when the middle part is lashed to the yard during a gale.
3.
a triangular studdingsail.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English, for literal sense. See goose, wing

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