gaff topsail


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gaff′ top′sail


n.
a jib-headed fore-and-aft sail set above a gaff.
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Noun1.gaff topsail - a triangular fore-and-aft sail with its foot along the gaff and its luff on the topmastgaff topsail - a triangular fore-and-aft sail with its foot along the gaff and its luff on the topmast
fore-and-aft sail - any sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction
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