press of sail

noun phrase

Definition of press of sail

: the fullest amount of sail that a ship can crowd on

called also press of canvas

First Known Use of press of sail

1794, in the meaning defined above

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“Press of sail.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/press%20of. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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