goosewinged [goos-wingd] Word Origin adjective Nautical.

  1. (of a square sail) having the lee clew furled while the weather clew is held taut.
  2. (of a fore-and-aft-rigged vessel) having the foresail and mainsail set on opposite sides.

Origin of goosewinged First recorded in 1865–70; goosewing + -ed3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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