There are 2 definitions of genoa in English:

genoa1

Syllabification: gen·o·a
Pronunciation: /ˈjenˌōə
 
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noun

(also genoa jib) Sailing
A large jib or foresail whose foot extends aft of the mast, used especially on racing yachts.
More 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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There are 2 definitions of genoa in English:

Genoa2

Syllabification: Gen·o·a
Pronunciation: /ˈjenˌōə
 
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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.

Derivatives

Genoese

Pronunciation: /ˌjenōˈēz, -ˈēs/
adjective & noun
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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.

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