goosewing

[ goos-wing ]
/ ˈgusˌwɪŋ /

noun Nautical.

the weather clew of a square sail, held taut when the lee side of the sail is furled.
either of the triangular areas of a square sail left exposed to the wind when the middle part is lashed to the yard during a gale.
a triangular studdingsail.

Nearby words

  1. goosegrass,
  2. gooseherd,
  3. goosen,
  4. gooseneck,
  5. gooseneck lamp,
  6. goosewinged,
  7. goossens,
  8. goosy,
  9. goozle,
  10. gop

Origin of goosewing

1350–1400; Middle English, for literal sense. See goose, wing

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