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

  • adv. Nautical With sails extended on both sides.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. with sails hauled out on either side; -- said of a schooner, or her sails, when going before the wind with the foresail on one side and the mainsail on the other; also said of a square-rigged vessel which has her studding sails set. Cf. Goosewinged.


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  • There is another story I'd like to have ye hear, if it's so that you ain't beat out hearing me talk. When I get going I slip along as easy as a schooner wing-and-wing afore the wind.
    --Sarah Orne Jewett, 1877, Deephaven

    December 18, 2009