back sail


Definition of back sail

: a sail upon which the wind pressure is on the forward side

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First Known Use of back sail

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of back sail was in 1851

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“Back sail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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