Definitions for gaff topsail

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gaff′ top′sail(n.)

  1. a jib-headed fore-and-aft sail set above a gaff.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gaff topsail, fore-and-aft topsail(noun)

    a triangular fore-and-aft sail with its foot along the gaff and its luff on the topmast

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