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drag sail

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noun Nautical.
  1. a sea anchor made of canvas.
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Also called drag sheet.
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  • A drag-sail was then used in order to steady her, and it answered remarkably well.

    The Logbooks of the Lady Nelson

    Ida Lee


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drag sail

noun
  1. another term for sea anchor
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