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A sail of smaller size and stronger material than the corresponding one used in ordinary weather.
- ‘While the other sailors took down all of the regular sails, Buddy and Jacob hoisted up a small, thick sail called the storm sail.’
- ‘The high winds had progressively blown out the 36-foot Gulfstar sloop's main, jib and storm sails, leaving the vessel under power only.’
- ‘Second, winds up to 30 mph do not progressively blow out main, jib, and storm sails, unless those sails are completely unfit for such a trip, or were not reefed appropriately.’
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