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rap full

Nautical
adjective
  1. (of a sail or sails) filled with wind; clean full.
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adverb
  1. with all sails full of wind.
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Origin of rap full

First recorded in 1865–70
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Historical Examples

  • Rap-full, rap′-fool, adj. full of wind—of sails when close-hauled.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

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  • 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