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  • 1 sail — I n. 1) to hoist, raise the sails; to make sail 2) to let out the sails 3) to furl, take in a sail; to reduce; slacken sail 4) to trim ( adjust ) the sails 5) to lower, strike the sails 6) (misc.) to set sail for ( to leave for by ship, boat );… …

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  • 2 Sail South till the Butter Melts — is a piece of adventure non fiction by Geoff Stewart. The main theme relates to a solo Atlantic crossing in an open boat, however there is also biographical and human interest content. While the voyage took place in 1973 the book was published in …

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  • 3 Sail-plan — A sail plan is a set of drawings, usually prepared by a naval architect. It shows the various combinations of sail proposed for a sailing ship.The combinations shown in a sail plan almost always include three configurations:A light air sail plan …

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  • 4 sail — sailable, adj. sailless, adj. /sayl/, n. 1. an area of canvas or other fabric extended to the wind in such a way as to transmit the force of the wind to an assemblage of spars and rigging mounted firmly on a hull, raft, iceboat, etc., so as to… …

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  • 5 Sail — A sail is any type of surface intended to generate thrust by being placed in a wind mdash;in essence a vertically oriented wing. Sails are used in sailing.History of sailsThe ships built at around 10,000 BC were just crude log rafts or dug out… …

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  • 6 sail — /seɪl / (say sayl) noun 1. an expanse of canvas or similar material spread to the wind to make a vessel move through the water. It is called a square sail when quadrilateral and extended by a yard, usually at right angles to the masts, and a fore …

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  • 7 sail — [[t]seɪl[/t]] n. 1) naut. navig. an area of canvas or other fabric extended on a ship or other vessel or vehicle to catch the wind for propulsion 2) ene a similar apparatus, as on a windmill 3) navig. a voyage or excursion esp. in a vessel with… …

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  • 8 sail — sail1 S3 [seıl] v 1.) [I always +adverb/preposition, T] to travel on or across an area of water in a boat or ship sail across/into/out of etc ▪ the first Europeans to sail across the Atlantic ▪ Three tall ships sailed past. ▪ She always wanted to …

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  • 9 sail — 1 verb 1 (intransitive always +adv/prep) to travel across an area of water in a boat or ship: the first Europeans to sail across the Atlantic | Three tall ships sailed past. 2 (I, T) to direct or control the movement of a boat or ship: The… …

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  • 10 Sail On, Sailor — Infobox Single Name = Sail On, Sailor Artist = The Beach Boys from Album = Holland Released = January 29, 1973 March 10, 1975 Format = Vinyl Recorded = Unknown Genre = Pop music Length = 3 min 18 sec Label = Capitol Records Producer = Carl Wilson …

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  • 11 sail — [[t]se͟ɪl[/t]] ♦♦♦ sails, sailing, sailed 1) N COUNT Sails are large pieces of material attached to the mast of a ship. The wind blows against the sails and pushes the ship along. The white sails billow with the breezes they catch. 2) VERB You… …

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  • 12 sail — 1. noun a) A piece of fabric attached to a boat and arranged such that it causes the wind to drive the boat along. The sail may be attached to the boat via a combination of mast, spars and ropes. Lets go for a sail. b) The power harnessed by a… …

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  • 13 Crab claw sail — Micronesian proa with crab claw sail The crab claw sail or, as it is sometimes known, Oceanic lateen or Oceanic sprit, is a triangular sail with spars along upper and lower edges. The crab claw sail is used in many traditional Pacific Ocean… …

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  • 14 Solar sail — Solar sails (also called light sails or photon sails, especially when they use light sources other than the Sun) are a proposed form of spacecraft propulsion using large membrane mirrors. Radiation pressure is about 10 5 Pa at Earth s distance… …

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  • 15 Parts of a sail — In sailing the parts of a sail have common terminology for each corner and edge of the sail. Contents 1 Triangular Sails 1.1 The corners 1.2 The edges 1.3 The roach …

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  • 16 Oman Sail — is an exciting new initiative whose aim is to rekindle Oman s long and glorious maritime heritage. The structure, which was formed in 2008, operates with the support and guidance of the Ministry of Tourism and is achieving the aims of its charter …

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  • 17 Naval artillery in the Age of Sail — The cannon shot (c. 1680), painted by Willem van de Velde the Younger Naval artillery in the Age of Sail encompasses the period of roughly 1571 1863: when large, sail powered wooden naval warships dominated the high seas, mounting a bewildering… …

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  • 18 Genoa (sail) — The genoa or jenny was originally referred to as the overlapping jib or the Genoa jib, being named after the city of Genoa as explained below. It is a type of large jib used on bermuda rigged craft, commonly the single masted sloop and twin… …

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  • 19 Operation Sail — refers to a series of sailing events held to celebrate special occasions and features sailing vessels from around the world. Each event is coordinated by Operation Sail, Inc., a non profit organization established in 1961 by President John F.… …

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  • 20 Age of Sail — The Age of Sail was the period in which international trade and naval warfare were dominated by sailing ships, lasting from the 16th to the mid 19th century. This is a significant period during which square rigged sailing ships carried European… …

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