A spar attached to the foot of a fore-and-aft sail.


Related Terms

BOLTROPE

A strong rope stitched to edges of a sail

FORESAIL

The lowest sail set on the foremast of square-rigged ship

FLY BY NIGHT

A large sail used only for sailing downwind, requiring little attention.

AHULL

1. lying broadside to the sea. 2. to ride out a storm with no sails and helm held to leeward.

CLEW

The lower corners of square sails or the corner of a triangular sail at the end of the boom.

DRESSING DOWN

Treating old sails with oil or wax to renew them.

HAND

To furl a sail.

HARDEN UP

Turn towards the wind; sail closer to the wind.

GAFF VANG

A line rigged to the end of a gaff and used to adjust a gaff sail's trim.

LEACH

The after edge of a sail.

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