Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large jib used on a racing yacht. Also called genoa jib.

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  • n. A staysail that resembles a jib but extends aft beyond the mast.

Etymologies

After Genoa .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Anonymous said ... great job, expecially for me: i am writing from genoa and i am a Genoa supporter ..... can you tell me which font did you use for the numbers?

    Genoa C.F.C 2008/09 Asics kits

  • Ron suggests they put out a very small amount of genoa a large jib that overlaps the mast but Tom thinks that will only rip as the staysail did.

    OVERBOARD !

  • The only variation I made was that I sauteed finely chopped genoa salami in butter,before I threw it into the pasta.

    Recipe of the Day: Spaghetti With Fried Eggs - Bitten Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Perhaps the combination of genoa salami, mortadella, coppacola, ham, and prosciutto makes this “the mother” of all sandwiches.

    Bay Cities Italian Deli - The Godmother is an Offer You Can't Refuse

  • The first course soon followed, consisting of a house-cured charcuterie with tasso, mortadella, pepperoni, capicola, genoa salami, and duck for 'song and a veal sweetbread and artichoke meuniere for me.

    Food, glorious food.

  • Eager Earthsea Warriors jumped to their winches and, one by one, genoa, main and midden sails vanished into hollow booms.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Lance was taking the genoa down on the yacht, and someone, probably Monica, was lying on top of it, trying to keep it from blowing overboard.

    The Short Forever

  • She was lying abeam to the seas, two hundred yards away, her genoa aback and the main flapping free.

    The Short Forever

  • “When I looked back and saw the yacht, the genoa was aback, and that would stop the yacht.”

    The Short Forever

  • Taking the sail off altogether is another option if there is no sail cover; in that case the mainsail would be flaked in the same manner as the jib or genoa.

    Sailing Fundamentals

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  • also a kind of sail shape and rigging.

    October 11, 2008