- (of a sail or sails) filled with wind; clean full.
- with all sails full of wind.
Origin of rap full
First recorded in 1865–70
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Rap-full, rap′-fool, adj. full of wind—of sails when close-hauled.
She was kept a rap-full until near the edge of the eddy, and then her helm was put nearly down, all at once.Afloat And Ashore
James Fenimore Cooper