Goosewinged
Goosewinged Goose"winged`, a. (Naut.) (a) Having a ``goosewing.'' (b) Said of a fore-and-aft rigged vessel with foresail set on one side and mainsail on the other; wing and wing. [1913 Webster]

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  • goosewinged — /goohs wingd /, adj. Naut. 1. (of a square sail) having the lee clew furled while the weather clew is held taut. 2. (of a fore and aft rigged vessel) having the foresail and mainsail set on opposite sides. [1865 70; GOOSEWING + ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • goosewinged — /ˈguswɪŋd/ (say goohswingd) adjective 1. (of a square sail, usually a lower topsail) having the leeside hauled up and made fast and the weather side set, as in strong winds. 2. (of a fore and aft rigged ship) sailing before the wind with the jib… …   Australian English dictionary

  • goosewinged — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌwiŋd adjective 1. : having the lee clew and middle of the sail hauled up and the weather part extended by the tack and drawing used of a square sail 2. : having foresail set on one side and mainsail on the other : wing and wing used of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • main transom — Wing Wing, n. [OE. winge, wenge; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. vinge, Icel. v[ae]ngr.] [1913 Webster] 1. One of the two anterior limbs of a bird, pterodactyl, or bat. They correspond to the arms of man, and are usually modified for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • On the wing — Wing Wing, n. [OE. winge, wenge; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. vinge, Icel. v[ae]ngr.] [1913 Webster] 1. One of the two anterior limbs of a bird, pterodactyl, or bat. They correspond to the arms of man, and are usually modified for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • On the wings of the wind — Wing Wing, n. [OE. winge, wenge; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. vinge, Icel. v[ae]ngr.] [1913 Webster] 1. One of the two anterior limbs of a bird, pterodactyl, or bat. They correspond to the arms of man, and are usually modified for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Under the wing of — Wing Wing, n. [OE. winge, wenge; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. vinge, Icel. v[ae]ngr.] [1913 Webster] 1. One of the two anterior limbs of a bird, pterodactyl, or bat. They correspond to the arms of man, and are usually modified for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Under the wings of — Wing Wing, n. [OE. winge, wenge; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. vinge, Icel. v[ae]ngr.] [1913 Webster] 1. One of the two anterior limbs of a bird, pterodactyl, or bat. They correspond to the arms of man, and are usually modified for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wing — Wing, n. [OE. winge, wenge; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. vinge, Icel. v[ae]ngr.] [1913 Webster] 1. One of the two anterior limbs of a bird, pterodactyl, or bat. They correspond to the arms of man, and are usually modified for flight …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wing and wing — Wing Wing, n. [OE. winge, wenge; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. vinge, Icel. v[ae]ngr.] [1913 Webster] 1. One of the two anterior limbs of a bird, pterodactyl, or bat. They correspond to the arms of man, and are usually modified for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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