Depth of a sail

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Depth of a sail (Naut) the extent of a square sail from the head rope to the foot rope; the length of the after leach of a staysail or boom sail; -- commonly called the drop of a sail.
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Usage

In literature:

To see such a glowing, sparkling apparition as this come sailing out of the depths of the dark forest, was grand!
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
Dr. Johnson insisted on taking a boat and sailing into the Pot, and we found caves of considerable depth on each side.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
To sail boldly into the harbor was a ticklish risk to run as there was no pilot aboard who knew the inner channel and the depths of water.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
Also, the angles at one or both ends of such cloths as increase the breadth or depth of a sail.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Any day might bring us news of a comet sailing full upon our sun from out the depths of space.
"Myths and Marvels of Astronomy" by Richard A. Proctor
The angles at one or both ends of such cloths as increase the breadth or depth of a sail.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana
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