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  1. a loop at the foot of a sail onto which an extra sail may be fastened
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Word Origin

C18: perhaps an alteration of French lacet latchet, through the influence of gasket
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  • Lasket, las′ket, n. a loop of line at the foot of a sail, to which to fasten an extra sail.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)