- 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.
Origin of full sail
First recorded in 1585–95
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- at top speed
- with all sails set
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