Definitions for genoaˈdʒɛn oʊ ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gen•o•a*ˈdʒɛn oʊ ə(n.)
a large jib for cruising and racing yachts, overlapping the mainsail.
Category: Nautical, Navy
* (sometimes cap.).
Origin of genoa:
1930–35; after Genoa
Gen•o•aˈdʒɛn oʊ ə(n.)(pl.)
a seaport in NW Italy, S of Milan. 762,895.
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Italian, Genova.
a seaport in northwestern Italy; provincial capital of Liguria
A province of Liguria, Italy.
A city and the capital of the province of Genoa, and also the capital of Liguria.
A staysail that resembles a jib but extends aft beyond the mast.
Origin: From Genua, as the city was known by the ancient Ligurians; probably from Ligurian word for "knee", from Proto-Indo-European *genu, knee, i.e., angle, from its geographical position, thus akin to Geneva.