Topsail schooner
Topsail Top"sail`, n. (Naut.) In a square-rigged vessel, the sail next above the lowermost sail on a mast. This sail is the one most frequently reefed or furled in working the ship. In a fore-and-aft rigged vessel, the sail set upon and above the gaff. See {Cutter}, {Schooner}, {Sail}, and {Ship}. [1913 Webster]

{Topsail schooner}. (Naut.) See {Schooner}, and Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • topsail schooner — Schooner Schoon er, n. [See the Note below. Cf. {Shun}.] (Naut.) Originally, a small, sharp built vessel, with two masts and fore and aft rig. Sometimes it carried square topsails on one or both masts and was called a {topsail schooner}. About… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • topsail schooner — noun : a two masted schooner having square rigged topsails on the foremast and rarely on the mainmast * * * a sailing vessel fore and aft rigged on all of two or more masts with square sails above the foresail, and often with a square sail before …   Useful english dictionary

  • topsail schooner — a sailing vessel fore and aft rigged on all of two or more masts with square sails above the foresail, and often with a square sail before the foresail. Cf. main topsail schooner. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • topsail schooner — /tɒpseɪl ˈskunə/ (say topsayl skoohnuh) noun a two masted schooner carrying square rigged topsails on the foremast …   Australian English dictionary

  • main topsail schooner — noun : a schooner carrying a square fore topsail and topgallant sail …   Useful english dictionary

  • main-topsail schooner — Naut. a two masted or three masted schooner having square topsails on the foremast and mainmast: a jackass brig or jackass bark. * * * …   Universalium

  • main-topsail schooner — Naut. a two masted or three masted schooner having square topsails on the foremast and mainmast: a jackass brig or jackass bark …   Useful english dictionary

  • Topsail — Top sail , n. (Naut.) In a square rigged vessel, the sail next above the lowermost sail on a mast. This sail is the one most frequently reefed or furled in working the ship. In a fore and aft rigged vessel, the sail set upon and above the gaff.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Schooner — Schoon er, n. [See the Note below. Cf. {Shun}.] (Naut.) Originally, a small, sharp built vessel, with two masts and fore and aft rig. Sometimes it carried square topsails on one or both masts and was called a {topsail schooner}. About 1840,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Schooner — 1) Bowsprit2) Jib, followed by fore staysail3) (Fore) gaff topsail4) Foresail5) Main gaff topsail6) Mainsail7) End of boom] A schooner (pronEng|ˈskuːnɚ) is a type of sailing vessel characterized by the use of fore and aft sails on two or more… …   Wikipedia

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