noun Nautical.

a triangular sail set in the manner of a square sail above the uppermost yard of a topsail schooner.

Also raffe [raf] /ræf/, raf·fie.

Origin of raffee

First recorded in 1885–90; origin uncertain
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Historical Examples of raffe

  • They found Richelieu occupied with Raffe, his secretary, in burning a number of useless letters, and putting some others aside.

    The Conspirators

    Alexandre Dumas (Pere)