Definition of Press of sail

1. Noun. The greatest amount of sail that a ship can carry safely.

Exact synonyms: Press Of Canvas
Generic synonyms: Canvas, Canvass, Sail, Sheet



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Press Of Sail

press conference
press conferences
press corps
press cutting
press down
press down on
press forward
press gaggle
press gaggles
press gallery
press gang
press home
press kit
press lord
press of canvas
press of sail (current term)
press office
press on
press out
press photographer
press pool
press relations
press release
press releases
press roll
press run
press stud
press the flesh
press time
press times

Literary usage of Press of sail

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1. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"... of two broadsides, but being under a press of sail, and a strong breeze steering away WSW, she succeeded in crossing us, without returning our fire. ..."

2. The Law of General Average: English and Foreign by Richard Lowndes, Edward Louis De Hart, George Rupert Rudolf, William Robertson Coe (1912)
"Damage by carrying a press of sail, whether as in this case, or to beat off a Ice-shore during a gale, is in some countries treated as general average. ..."

3. Treatises on Average, and Adjustments of Losses in Marine Insurance by Robert Stevens, William Benecke, Willard Phillips (1833)
"Sails split and Masts sprung BY CARRYING A press of sail to escape capture, or when on a lee-shore. According to the erroneous ideas of many persons, ..."

4. Draft Outlines of an International Code by David Dudley Field (1876)
"Ashby, 13 Peterj US Sup. Ct. Rep., 331.. Carry a press of sail. 396. ... The German Mercantile Law adds, (§ 709,) " when the press of sail was carried to ..."

5. Draft Outlines of an International Code by David Dudley Field (1872)
"Carrying a press of sail. 396. Damage occasioned to a ship or freight, ... The German Mercantile Laic adds, (§ 709,) " when the press of sail was carried to ..."

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