riding sail

noun

Definition of riding sail

: a triangular sail sometimes set usually on the aftermast to keep a vessel head to wind when riding at anchor

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“Riding sail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riding%20sail. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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