The reverse of a full and working sail is one that has been backed. Backing a jib (foresail) is a handy way sailors use to bring the bow (front of a ship) around through the wind a little bit quicker. The word is also used to describe a change of wind direction anti-clockwise.
By SailingQuiz September 2019 Category: Sailing Terms
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