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  • n. a brush-looking pad made of rope, and attached to a shroud in order to prevent wear on sails


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  • Thanks, Treeseed!

    February 6, 2008

  • reesetee, I love this word and the name of your list on which it is found.

    February 6, 2008

  • In sailing, a soft covering for cables or other obstructions to reduce sail chafe. At points in the rig of a large sailing ship, sails come into contact with the standing rigging; unprotected sails soon develop holes at the points of contact. Baggywrinkle provides a softer wearing surface for the sail.

    February 6, 2008