Gaff-topsail - definition of gaff-topsail by The Free Dictionary
gaff-top·sail (găf′tŏp′səl, -sāl′)
A light triangular or quadrilateral sail set over a gaff.
(Nautical Terms) a sail set above a gaffsail
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Live bait can also work but the down side is that the pass has a healthy population of sharks and gaff-topsail
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schooner JR Tolkien, plus Mercedes, Phoenix and Ruth.