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press of sail

noun, Nautical
1.
as much sail as the wind or other conditions will permit a ship to carry.
Also called press of canvas.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95
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press of sail

noun
1.
(nautical) the most sail a vessel can carry under given conditions Also called press of canvas
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