Definition of full and by in English:
Sailing Close-hauled but with sails filling.
- We are steering full and by and watch securing gear round the decks.
- For example, in a fresh gale, a well-conditioned man-of-war could just carry in chase, full and by, treble-reefed topsails, etc.
- Eagle was sailing full and by under her uppers, lowers, and course sails, plus the headsails.
Definition of full and by in:
- US English dictionary
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