a large jib for cruising and racing yachts, overlapping the mainsail.
- Also called genoa jib, Genoa jib, reaching jib.
Other definitions for Genoa (2 of 2)
a seaport in NW Italy, S of Milan.
- Italian Genova.
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How to use genoa in a sentence
Robot eyes constantly check for even the slightest flaws on the genoa San Giorgio Bridge.
So after genoa-born architect Renzo Piano designed a replacement, a variety of automatic sensing features were added to detect faults.
Parsifal is presently moored in genoa, Italy, and Shephard will be reunited with her when the cruising season begins again.Is Glenn Shephard, the ‘Below Deck Sailing Yacht’ Captain, the Nicest Guy on Reality TV? | Tim Teeman | May 14, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Renzo Piano, a celebrity architect who was born in genoa, designed the new bridge, and more than 1,000 laborers worked around the clock to build it in just over a year.
Columbus, while opening the door for Spain, was from genoa, so celebrating him confuses this part of U.S. history.
Jerry aside, who on the ACN team bears the most responsibility for the “genoa” screw-up?Jeff Daniels on the Most Explosive Episode of ‘The Newsroom’ Yet | Marlow Stern | August 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
What is the whole “genoa” storyline based on, or is that just something Aaron cooked up?Jeff Daniels on the Most Explosive Episode of ‘The Newsroom’ Yet | Marlow Stern | August 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
As the season unfolds, at least over the first four episodes, the genoa and Romney storylines come to dominate the narrative.‘The Newsroom’ Season 2 Premiere: How Aaron Sorkin Saved the HBO Drama | Andrew Romano | July 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
At first the piece feels like a straight-ish documentary, about rioters at the G8 summit in genoa, Italy, in July 2011.Bernadette Corporation: Mutating Art Collective Succeeds in the Avant Garde | Blake Gopnik | September 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
genoa has but recently and partially felt the new impulse, yet even here the march of improvement is visible.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
The view from the sea-side may be somewhat better, but not much—not comparable to that of genoa from the Mediterranean.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
Scarcely was genoa pacified when the general was confronted by a much more serious event.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The French had captured three thousand prisoners during the sorties round genoa.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
On entering genoa, the steamer while making for the quay passed near a great yacht with the Tunisian flag flying.The Nabob | Alphonse Daudet
British Dictionary definitions for genoa (1 of 2)
yachting a large triangular jib sail, often with a foot that extends as far aft as the clew of the mainsail: Also called: genoa jib Sometimes shortened to: genny, jenny
British Dictionary definitions for Genoa (2 of 2)
a port in NW Italy, capital of Liguria, on the Gulf of Genoa: Italy's main port; an independent commercial city with many colonies in the Middle Ages; university (1243); heavy industries. Pop: 610 307 (2001): Italian name: Genova
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