[oftenG-]Naut. a large jib used as on a racing yacht
also genoa jib
Origin of genoaafter Genoa
- seaport in NW Italy, at the head of the Gulf of Genoa: It. name Genova
- N part of the Ligurian Sea, off NW Italy
Nautical A jib whose leech extends aft of the mast. Also called genoa jib .
Origin of genoaAfter Genoa
A city of northwest Italy on the Gulf of Genoa, an arm of the Ligurian Sea. An ancient settlement, Genoa flourished under the Romans and also enjoyed great prosperity during the Crusades. Today, it is Italy's chief port and a major commercial and industrial center.x
- Gen′o·ese′ Gen′o·vese′
The pronunciations with the stress on the second syllable are considered nonstandard.