noun(also genoa jib) Sailing
A large jib or foresail whose foot extends aft of the mast, used especially on racing yachts.
- 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.
Late 19th century: so named because of association with the city of Genoa.
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