verb (used with object)

to outdo in sailing; sail farther, more skillfully, or faster than.

Origin of outsail

First recorded in 1610–20; out- + sail
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Examples from the Web for outsail

Historical Examples of outsail

  • He admitted that we could outsail him, for he had done his best to keep up with the Sylvania.

    Up the River

    Oliver Optic

  • Captain Blastblow is confident that he can outsail the Sylvania.

    Up the River

    Oliver Optic

  • I can outsail you in light winds—and I really don't care what I do now.

  • He knew the "Euryalus" could outsail the fastest of the enemy if they tried to attack him.

    Famous Sea Fights

    John Richard Hale

  • We can outsail you some, and we shall get to Stoneland before you do.

    The Rival Campers Afloat

    Ruel Perley Smith