Definitions for gaff topsail
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a jib-headed fore-and-aft sail set above a gaff.
Category: Nautical, Navy
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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