To flatten a sail

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To flatten a sail (Naut) to set it more nearly fore-and-aft of the vessel.
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Usage

In literature:

A small instrument used to rub or flatten down the seams of a sail, in sail-making.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
A small instrument used to rub or flatten down the seams of a sail in sail-making.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana
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