brigsail

[ brig-seyl; Nautical brig-suhl ]
/ ˈbrɪgˌseɪl; Nautical ˈbrɪg səl /

noun Nautical.

a large gaffsail on the mainmast or trysail mast of a brig.

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Origin of brigsail

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