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


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transitive verb


intransitive verb

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

Word History



goose entry 1 + wing

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“Goosewing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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