over-canvassed love

Definitions

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  • adj. of or pertaining to a sailing boat (dinghy, a yacht or a sailing ship) that is carrying too much sail for the current wind conditions.

Etymologies

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over + canvassed

Examples

  • To sail on one's nerve in an over-canvassed harbour cat-boat is all the excitement any glutton can desire.

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  • He agreed that Alinghi had been over-canvassed - the Swiss changed down to a smaller jib

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  • "You can't always rely on a vessel when she's like that-especially if she's over-canvassed for racing.

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