genoa jib

noun, often capitalized
variants: or genoa
plural genoa jibs or genoas

Definition of genoa jib

: an oversize jib which overlaps the mainsail and is controlled outside the rigging and is used chiefly in races to give a boat more speed

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First Known Use of genoa jib

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Genoa jib.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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