all the sails of a vessel: All three ships had full sail set.
with all sails set: The ship was moving ahead full sail.
rapidly; forcefully: He proceeded full sail despite our objections.
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Origin of full sail
First recorded in 1585–95
OTHER WORDS FROM full sailfull-sailed, adjective
Words nearby full sail
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British Dictionary definitions for full sail
at top speed
adjective, adverb (postpositive)
with all sails set
Derived forms of full sailfull-sailed, adjective
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