at/in full sail

Definition of at/in full sail

of a ship or boat

  1. :  moving through the water by using all of its sails a yacht in full sail We made good time going at full sail.

Word by Word Definitions

fullplay
  1. :  containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

    :  complete especially in detail, number, or duration

    :  lacking restraint, check, or qualification

  1. :  very, extremely

    :  entirely

    :  straight, squarely

  1. :  the highest or fullest state or degree

    :  the utmost extent

  1. :  to become full

    :  to make full in sewing

  1. :  to shrink and thicken (woolen cloth) by moistening, heating, and pressing

sailplay
  1. :  an extent of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a ship through water

    :  the sails of a ship

    :  a ship equipped with sails

  1. :  to travel on water in a ship

    :  yacht

    :  to travel on water by the action of wind upon sails or by other means


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