noun(also genoa jib) Sailing
A large jib or foresail whose foot extends aft of the mast, used especially on racing yachts.
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- 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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- Past the tower itself, built in Byzantine times by Genoese traders, streets fan out in a labyrinth down to where the sea once lapped some centuries ago.
- Strategically situated in the Mediterranean, the island has attracted an endless succession of invaders, from the Etruscans and the Saracens to the Pisans and the Genoese.
- Last night, groups of protesters piled on to trains and buses to leave the Mediterranean port as Genoese families began venturing out to survey the damage to the city.
Pronunciation: /ˌjenōˈēz, -ˈēs/adjective & noun