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[out-seyl] /ˌaʊtˈseɪl/
verb (used with object)
to outdo in sailing; sail farther, more skillfully, or faster than.
Origin of outsail
First recorded in 1610-20; out- + sail Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But if the westerly freshens—and it nearly always does in the afternoon—I can outsail the Gull.

    Poor Man's Rock Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • Captain Blastblow is confident that he can outsail the Sylvania.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • She's a schooner, rather larger than that yacht, and she'll outsail anything of her inches that ever floated.

    Freaks of Fortune Oliver Optic
  • He admitted that we could outsail him, for he had done his best to keep up with the Sylvania.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • I can outsail you in light winds—and I really don't care what I do now.

    Yorke The Adventurer Louis Becke
  • He knew the "Euryalus" could outsail the fastest of the enemy if they tried to attack him.

    Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale
  • The skipper of the Goldwing did not expect to outsail the Missisquoi under his present short sail.

    All Adrift Oliver Optic
  • We can outsail you some, and we shall get to Stoneland before you do.

    The Rival Campers Afloat Ruel Perley Smith
  • A master designed him—saved every possible feather's weight, bent from stem to stern, and rigged him to outsail the very winds.

    Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp
  • I can outsail you and outfight you all—and to hell with you!

    Cursed George Allan England

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