Gaff topsail

What is Gaff topsail?

Gaff topsail definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun Nautical.
Also called fore-and-aft topsail. a jib-headed fore-and-aft sail set above a gaff.
a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail set above the spanker of a bark, between the gaff of the spanker and an upper gaff.

 

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