Definition of Fore-and-aft sail
1. Noun. Any sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction.
Terms within: Luff
Generic synonyms: Canvas, Canvass, Sail, Sheet
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Literary usage of Fore-and-aft sail
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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"(triangular, one corner only), is the "head" ; the two bottom corner« are in general " clews " ; and the weather clew of a fore- and-aft-sail or of a course ..."
2. Ocean and Inland Water Transportation by Emory Richard Johnson (1906)
"each bearing a fore-and-aft sail, there being a jib sail forward. The lines of the schooner were sharper than those of its predecessors; it could sail ..."
3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1868)
"... the lower corners of a square sail, and the after lower corner of other sails, clews; the front lower corner of a fore-and-aft sail is the iaci. ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... fore and aft sail docs. Therefore it is much used by fishing vessels in the North Sea. The type of the fore and aft rig is the schooner (fig- 5)< The ..."
5. Naval Architecture by Cecil Hobart Peabody (1917)
"All modern sailing-vessels carry some fore-and- aft sails; a full-rigged ship has jibs for her head-sail, and a spanker or fore-and-aft sail on the mizzen; ..."