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A shaped expanse of fabric/cloth/canvas designed to exploit the force of the wind to move a vessel. Usually attached to a mast/spar and/or boom to maintain desired configuration.

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Parts of fore-and-aft rigged triangular sails, as on a recreational sail boat
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