at/in full sail

Definition of at/in full sail

of a ship or boat
: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

full play
  1. : containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

  2. : complete especially in detail, number, or duration

  3. : lacking restraint, check, or qualification

  1. : very, extremely

  2. : entirely

  3. : straight, squarely

  1. : the highest or fullest state or degree

  2. : the utmost extent

  1. : to become full

  2. : to make full in sewing

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

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

  2. : the sails of a ship

  3. : a ship equipped with sails

  1. : to travel on water in a ship

  2. : yacht

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


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