press of canvas
see press of sail

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • press of canvas — noun the greatest amount of sail that a ship can carry safely • Syn: ↑press of sail • Hypernyms: ↑sail, ↑canvas, ↑canvass, ↑sheet * * * see press of sail * * * press of canvas ● …   Useful english dictionary

  • press of sail — or press of canvas n. the maximum amount of sail that a ship can safely carry under given wind conditions …   English World dictionary

  • press of sail — noun the greatest amount of sail that a ship can carry safely • Syn: ↑press of canvas • Hypernyms: ↑sail, ↑canvas, ↑canvass, ↑sheet * * * or press of canvas …   Useful english dictionary

  • press of sail — Date: 1794 the fullest amount of sail that a ship can crowd on called also press of canvas …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • press of sail — Naut. as much sail as the wind or other conditions will permit a ship to carry. Also called press of canvas. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • press of sail — noun as much sail as the wind, etc., will permit a ship to carry. Also, press of canvas …   Australian English dictionary

  • canvas — Synonyms and related words: agora, air brush, amphitheater, aquarelle, arena, art paper, athletic field, auditorium, background, bear garden, big top, boltrope, bowl, boxing ring, brush, bull ring, camera lucida, camera obscura, campus, chalk,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • History of painting — The history of painting reaches back in time to artifacts from pre historic humans, and spans all cultures. The history of painting represents a continuous, though disrupted, tradition from Antiquity. Across cultures, and spanning continents and… …   Wikipedia

  • Glossary of nautical terms — This is a glossary of nautical terms; some remain current, many date from the 17th 19th century. See also Wiktionary s nautical terms, Category:Nautical terms, and Nautical metaphors in English. Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R …   Wikipedia

  • Shaped canvas — Shaped canvases are paintings that depart from the normal flat, rectangular configuration. Canvases may be shaped by altering their contours, while retaining their flatness. An ancient, traditional example is the tondo , a painting on a round… …   Wikipedia

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