rap full

  1. (of a sail or sails) filled with wind; clean full.

  1. with all sails full of wind.

Origin of rap full

First recorded in 1865–70

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How to use rap full in a sentence

  • 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
  • Keep everything a-rap full and let her go through the water.

    The Missing Merchantman | Harry Collingwood
  • As every command was obeyed, the Sea Lion was soon running off free, her bowlines hanging loose, and all her canvass a rap full.

    The Sea Lions | James Fenimore Cooper