full sail


noun

all the sails of a vessel: All three ships had full sail set.

adverb

with all sails set: The ship was moving ahead full sail.
rapidly; forcefully: He proceeded full sail despite our objections.

Origin of full sail

First recorded in 1585–95

OTHER WORDS FROM full sail

full-sailed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for full sail

full sail

adverb

at top speed

adjective, adverb (postpositive)

with all sails set

Derived forms of full sail

full-sailed, adjective
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