outsail

verb
out·​sail | \ ˌau̇t-ˈsāl How to pronounce outsail (audio) \
outsailed; outsailing; outsails

Definition of outsail

transitive verb

: to outdo or surpass in sailing Which yacht will be faster and if they are even which team will outwit and outsail the opponent?— Stuart Alexander

First Known Use of outsail

1580, in the meaning defined above

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“Outsail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outsail. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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