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fore'-and-aft' sail"




any of various sails, as jib-headed sails, gaff sails, lugsails, lateen sails, spritsails, staysails, and jibs, that do not set on yards and whose normal position, when not trimmed, is in a fore-and-aft direction amidships.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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