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

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

Word History

First Known Use

1580, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outsail was in 1580

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“Outsail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outsail. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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