Definition of outsail in English:

outsail

Line breaks: out|sail
Pronunciation: /aʊtˈseɪl
 
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verb

[with object]
  • Sail better or faster than (a competitor): they will vie with several other contenders for the honour of outsailing the holders
    More example sentences
    • But you can tell he is relishing the idea of beating the odds once again, of working his magic to outsail the most determined big-money assault the Cup has ever seen.
    • The United States held it for many years, but seems to have lost its touch and last year Switzerland outsailed New Zealand in the finals to be the current holder.
    • He really felt, right now as he looked at her, that he'd outsailed her and needed another challenge, and anyway, lately he'd been wanting to do more cruising.

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