working sail

noun

Definition of working sail

: one of the sails normally used in all weathers as distinguished from light sails added for light winds

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History and Etymology for working sail

working, present participle of work entry 3

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“Working sail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/working%20sail. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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