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British Dictionary definitions for jib-headed

jib-headed

adjective nautical
  1. (of a sail) pointed at the top or head
  2. (of a sailing vessel or rig) having sails that are triangular
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Historical Examples

  • A jib-headed trysail was set on the mainsail to ease the steering gear.

    Yachting Vol. 1

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  • The mainboom was lashed amidships, and a jib-headed storm trysail was sheeted aft.

  • A gaff-headed trysail is better than a jib-headed, but it is more bother to set.