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See also: goose-wing and goose wing



goose +‎ wing


goosewing (plural goosewings)

  1. (nautical) One of the clews or lower corners of a course or a topsail when the middle part or the rest of the sail is furled.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for goosewing in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)