Topic: WATER

Language: Old English
Origin: segl


2 noun
sail2 [countable]
1TTW a large piece of strong cloth fixed onto a boat, so that the wind will push the boat along:
a yacht with white sails
hoist/lower the sails (=put the sails up or down)

set sail

TTW to begin a journey by boat or ship
set sail for/from
The following week the 'Queen Elizabeth' set sail for Jamaica.

under sail

literaryTTW moving along on a ship or boat that has sails

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