To back the sails

Definition of To back the sails

to arrange them so as to cause the ship to move astern.

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To appoint one's self
To arm a magnet
To arm the lead
To arms
To array a panel
To arrive at
To assert one's self
To assign dower
To assume the calotte
To assure upon
To authorize one's self
To avail one's self of
To avise one's self
To back a rope
To back a warrant
To back an anchor
To back and fill
To back out
To back the field
To back the oars
-To back the sails-
To back up
To back water
To bagpipe the mizzen
To bake astern
To bank a fire
To bargain away
To bate an ace
To batten down
To batten down the hatches
To be
To be a tiptoe
To be abroad
To be acknown
To be acquainted with
To be after
To be aknow
To be all squares
To be astern of the reckoning
To be at a loss
To be at a stand
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