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gaff' top'sail

1. Also called fore-and-aft topsail. a jib-headed fore-and-aft sail set above a gaff.
2. a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail set above the spanker of a bark, between the gaff of the spanker and an upper gaff.

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

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