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sail plan

noun, Naval Architecture.
1.
a side elevation of a sailing vessel showing all sails and spars and some or all of the standing rigging, as if set directly fore-and-aft so that the true proportions are visible: sometimes combined with the rigging plan of the vessel.
Origin of sail plan
1950-1955
1950-55
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  • Officers of men-of-war used to come on board to take the exact dimensions of her sail-plan.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
  • Figs. 38 to 40 give a general view, sail-plan and lines, of this ship as reconstructed.

    Ancient and Modern Ships. George C. V. Holmes

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