under sail
phrasal in motion with sails set

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Under sail — Sail Sail, n. [OE. seil, AS. segel, segl; akin to D. zeil, OHG. segal, G. & Sw. segel, Icel. segl, Dan. seil. [root] 153.] 1. An extent of canvas or other fabric by means of which the wind is made serviceable as a power for propelling vessels… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Under sail — Under Un der, prep. [AS. under, prep. & adv.; akin to OFries. under, OS. undar, D. onder, G. unter, OHG. untar, Icel. undir, Sw. & Dan. under, Goth. undar, L. infra below, inferior lower, Skr. adhas below. [root]201. Cf. {Inferior}.] 1. Below or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • under sail — ► under sail with the sails hoisted. Main Entry: ↑sail …   English terms dictionary

  • under-sail — † under sail, v. see under 1 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • under sail — phrasal 1. : in motion with sails set 2. : propelled by sails * * * under sail 1. Having the sails spread 2. Propelled by means of sails • • • Main Entry: ↑sail * * * under sail …   Useful english dictionary

  • under sail — Underway with sails set. The expression is not synonymous with the expression carrying sail, which means simply equipped with sails. Thus, a steamer may be under way and carrying sail and yet not be under sail. Belden v Chase, 150 US 674, 695, 37 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • under sail — with the sails hoisted. → sail …   English new terms dictionary

  • under sail — travelling in a boat or ship that is using a sail …   English dictionary

  • under sail — 1. adjective With sails unfurled; powered by the wind. 2. adverb Under wind power …   Wiktionary

  • under sail — with sails raised …   English contemporary dictionary

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