gaffsail


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gaffsail

(ˈɡæfˌseɪl; -səl)
n
(Nautical Terms) a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail on a sailing vessel
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Noun1.gaffsail - a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail suspended from a gaffgaffsail - a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail suspended from a gaff
fore-and-aft sail - any sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction
sailing ship, sailing vessel - a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts