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The lowest and largest square sail set on the masts of a sailing ship.



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MAIN SAIL

1) In all vessels is applied to the principal sail. 2) The lowest square sail set on the mainmast of a sailing ship.

CROSSJACK

The lowest square sail set on the mizzen of some sailing ships.

LOWER TOPSAIL

The square sail set above the course sails (lowest) of a sailing ship, usually paired with an upper topsail.

RAFFEE

A triangular square sail set at the topmast of some sailing ships.

BARQUENTINE

A three or more masted sailing vessel, square sail rigged on fore mast and fore and aft rigged on after masts.

STARGRAZER

The square sail set above the course sails (lowest), lower topsail, upper topsail, topgallant, royal and skysail of an extreme clipper.

BRACE

1) Rope or wire rigged to a spinnaker pole to control its fore and aft position. 2) Tackles to trim square sail yards of sailing ships.

BARQUE

A three or more masted sailing vessel, square sail rigged on all masts.

ARTEMON

A small square sail set on the bowsprit.

MOON SAIL

The sail above the highest square sail yard of an extreme clipper, with the point uppermost. See raffee.

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