jib topsail

noun

Definition of jib topsail

: a small jib occasionally used and set above and outside of all the other jibs

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“Jib topsail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jib%20topsail. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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