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[goos-wing] /ˈgusˌwɪŋ/

noun, Nautical.
the weather clew of a square sail, held taut when the lee side of the sail is furled.
either of the triangular areas of a square sail left exposed to the wind when the middle part is lashed to the yard during a gale.
a triangular studdingsail.


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    [goos-wingd] /ˈgusˌwɪŋd/ adjective, Nautical. 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.

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