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genoa 1

Pronunciation: /ˈjenˌōə/

noun

(also genoa jib) Sailing
A large jib or foresail whose foot extends aft of the mast, used especially on racing yachts.
Example sentences
  • The Swan 36 comes with a fully battened mainsail and roller furling genoa as standard equipment.
  • I have seen others opt for a cutter-type arrangement leaving the small jib and adding a genoa.
  • You will not win any popularity contests in your anchorage when (not if) the genoa unfurls in the middle of a storm.

Origin

Late 19th century: so named because of association with the city of Genoa.

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Syllabification: gen·o·a

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Genoa 2

Pronunciation: /ˈjenˌōə/
A seaport on the northwestern coast of Italy, capital of Liguria region; population 611,171 (2008). It was the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. Italian name Genova.

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Syllabification: Gen·o·a

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