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  • n. A piece of canvas fastened by lacing to the bonnet of a sail, to give it a greater depth or more drop.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A piece of canvas fastened by lacing to the bonnet of a sail, to give it a greater depth, or more drop.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.

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