genoa

[ jen-oh-uh ]
/ ˈdʒɛn oʊ ə /

noun (sometimes initial capital letter)Nautical.

a large jib for cruising and racing yachts, overlapping the mainsail.

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Also called genoa jib, Genoa jib, reaching jib.

Origin of genoa

First recorded in 1930–35; after Genoa

Definition for genoa (2 of 2)

Genoa
[ jen-oh-uh ]
/ ˈdʒɛn oʊ ə /

noun

a seaport in NW Italy, S of Milan.
Italian Genova.
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British Dictionary definitions for genoa (1 of 2)

genoa
/ (ˈdʒɛnəʊə) /

noun

yachting a large triangular jib sail, often with a foot that extends as far aft as the clew of the mainsailAlso called: genoa jib Sometimes shortened to: genny, jenny

British Dictionary definitions for genoa (2 of 2)

Genoa
/ (ˈdʒɛnəʊə) /

noun

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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