Gaff-topsail meaning

găftŏpsəl, -sāl
A light triangular or quadrilateral sail set over a gaff.
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A topsail the lower edge of which is attached to a gaff.
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(nautical) A small triangular sail having its foot extended upon the gaff and its luff upon the topmast.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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