Definition of full and by in English:

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full and by

Sailing Close-hauled but with sails filling.
Example sentences
  • 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.
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