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a means, contrivance, or receptacle for preventing loss or waste.
Older Use. overalls (def 3).

a net secured between a pier and a ship, beneath cargo being transferred from one to the other.
a sail for utilizing wind spilled from the regular sails of a vessel: used in very light winds.

a device to prevent waste or loss

a net used while loading a ship
a light sail set to catch wind spilling from another sail

(dialect) overalls or a pinafore
(Brit) a dialect word for miser1


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