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depower

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Definition of depower in English:

verb

[with object] Sailing
Adjust or alter (a sail) so that the wind no longer fills it: you need to depower the mainsail
More 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.

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