Pronunciation: (gOOs'wing"), [key]
n. Naut.
1. the weather clew of a square sail, held taut when the lee side of the sail is furled.
2. either of the triangular areas of a square sail left exposed to the wind when the middle part is lashed to the yard during a gale.
3. a triangular studdingsail.

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