n.1.An extent of canvas or other fabric by means of which the wind is made serviceable as a power for propelling vessels through the water.
Behoves him now both sail and oar.
- Milton.
2.Anything resembling a sail, or regarded as a sail.
3.A wing; a van.
4.The extended surface of the arm of a windmill.
5.A sailing vessel; a vessel of any kind; a craft.
6.A passage by a sailing vessel; a journey or excursion upon the water.
Sail burton
(Naut.) a purchase for hoisting sails aloft for bending.
Sail fluke
(Zool.) the whiff.
Sail hook
a small hook used in making sails, to hold the seams square.
Sail loft
a loft or room where sails are cut out and made.
Sail room
(Naut.) a room in a vessel where sails are stowed when not in use.
Sail yard
(Naut.) the yard or spar on which a sail is extended.
Shoulder-of-mutton sail
(Naut.) a triangular sail of peculiar form. It is chiefly used to set on a boat's mast.
To crowd sail
(Naut.) See under Crowd.
To loose sails
(Naut.) to unfurl or spread sails.
To make sail
(Naut.) to extend an additional quantity of sail.
To set a sail
(Naut.) to extend or spread a sail to the wind.
To set sail
(Naut.) to unfurl or spread the sails; hence, to begin a voyage.
To shorten sail
(Naut.) to reduce the extent of sail, or take in a part.
To strike sail
(Naut.) to lower the sails suddenly, as in saluting, or in sudden gusts of wind; hence, to acknowledge inferiority; to abate pretension.
Under sail
having the sails spread.
v. i.1.To be impelled or driven forward by the action of wind upon sails, as a ship on water; to be impelled on a body of water by the action of steam or other power.
[imp. & p. p. Sailed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sailing.]
2.To move through or on the water; to swim, as a fish or a water fowl.
3.To be conveyed in a vessel on water; to pass by water; as, they sailed from London to Canton.
4.To set sail; to begin a voyage.
5.To move smoothly through the air; to glide through the air without apparent exertion, as a bird.
v. t.1.To pass or move upon, as in a ship, by means of sails; hence, to move or journey upon (the water) by means of steam or other force.
A thousand ships were manned to sail the sea.
- Dryden.
2.To fly through; to glide or move smoothly through.
Sublime she sails
The aërial space, and mounts the wingèd gales.
- Pope.
3.To direct or manage the motion of, as a vessel; as, to sail one's own ship.
Noun1.sail - a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
Synonyms: canvass, canvas, sheet
2.sail - an ocean trip taken for pleasure
Synonyms: cruise
Verb1.sail - traverse or travel by ship on (a body of water); "We sailed the Atlantic"; "He sailed the Pacific all alone"
2.sail - move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions; "The diva swept into the room"; "Shreds of paper sailed through the air"; "The searchlights swept across the sky"
Synonyms: sweep
3.sail - travel in a boat propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"
4.sail - travel by boat on a boat propelled by wind or by other means; "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"
Synonyms: navigate, voyage
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[Listed in CACM 2(5):16, May 1959].
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