from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Nautical, in sloops and schooners, a small additional sail, sometimes laced to the bottom of a bonnet (which is itself an additional sail) on a square sail, to give it a greater depth or more drop.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Naut.) A piece of canvas fastened by lacing to the bonnet of a sail, to give it a greater depth, or more drop.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun nautical A piece of
canvasfastened by lacing to the bonnetof a sail, to give it a greater depth or more drop.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I'm not much of a drabbler, but this one's been niggling at me for a few days.
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