matsail

noun
mat·​sail | \ ˈmatsəl (usual nautical pronunciation), -ˌsāl \

Definition of matsail

: a sail made of an extremely coarse fabric (as of strands of old rope) often stiffened with laths (as of bamboo) and used typically on junks

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“Matsail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/matsail. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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