gaff-topsail

noun
gaff-top·​sail | \ˈgaf-ˈtäp-ˌsāl, -səl\

Definition of gaff-topsail 

: a usually triangular topsail with its foot extended upon the gaff — see sail illustration

First Known Use of gaff-topsail

1794, in the meaning defined above

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