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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a fore-and-aft sail which sets upon a gaff: in distinction from a staysail or a squaresail, which set respectively upon a stay and a yard. See cut under gaff.


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  • The canvas they had found was cut into a gaff-sail, while the other spar served as the gaff.

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