Dictionary

press of sail

Definition of PRESS OF SAIL

:  the fullest amount of sail that a ship can crowd on —called also press of canvas

First Known Use of PRESS OF SAIL

1794

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: pressorPrevious Word in the Dictionary: press–offAll Words Near: press of sail
April 26, 2015
rococo Hear it
excessively ornate or intricate
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears