verb[with object] Sailing
- Adjust or alter (a sail) so that the wind no longer fills it: you need to depower the mainsailMore example sentences
- This will flatten the upper two thirds of the mainsail and depower the sail.
- Contained in a compact package inside the spar, the double-ended system allows crew to quickly power or depower the sail from the trapeze.
- This set-up is not to generate power, but to depower the rig and concentrate the power in the bottom half of the sail.