A sail used in stormy weather, of smaller size and stronger material than the corresponding one used in ordinary weather.
More example sentences
- While the other sailors took down all of the regular sails, Buddy and Jacob hoisted up a small, thick sail called the storm sail.
- Second, winds up to 30 mph do not progressively blow out main, jib, and storm sails, unless those sails are completely unfit for such a trip, or were not reefed appropriately.
- The high winds had progressively blown out the 36-foot Gulfstar sloop's main, jib and storm sails, leaving the vessel under power only.
Definition of storm sail in:
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