center of effort

: the point on a sail at which application of the whole propelling force of the wind would produce an effect identical with that produced by its distribution over the whole sail

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“Center of effort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/center%20of%20effort. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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