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gaff–topsail

noun gaff–top·sail \ˈgaf-ˈtäp-ˌsāl, -səl\

Definition of GAFF-TOPSAIL

:  a usually triangular topsail with its foot extended upon the gaff — see sail illustration

First Known Use of GAFF-TOPSAIL

1794

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