goosewing

noun

Definition of goosewing

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the weather lower corner of a course or topsail when the middle and lee parts of the sail are hauled up

goosewing

transitive verb
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Definition of goosewing (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to make goosewinged
: to sail with the wind aft, the jib out on one side, and the mainsail out on the other

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History and Etymology for goosewing

Noun

goose entry 1 + wing

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