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.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fore-and-aft Sail

fordread
fordrench
fordrive
fordrunken
fordry
fords
fordull
fordwine
fordy
fore
fore(a)
fore-
fore-and-aft
fore-and-aft-rigged
fore-and-aft rig
fore-and-aft sail (current term)
fore-and-aft topsail
fore-and-after
fore-bemoaned
fore-give
fore-slow
fore-topmast
fore-topsail
fore-wit
fore and aft
fore edge
fore plane
fore tooth
fore wing
fore wings

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; ..."

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