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French translation of “sail”

sail

noun /seil/
a sheet of strong cloth spread to catch the wind, by which a ship is driven forward
voile
They are hoisting the sails.
a journey in a ship
voyage en bateau
a sail in his yacht a week’s sail to the island.
an arm of a windmill.
aile
sailboard noun a windsurfer.
planche à voile
sailing noun the activity or sport of navigating a ship or boat that has sails
navigation (à voile)
Sailing is one of his hobbies.
sailing- having a sail or sails
à voiles
sailing-boat.
sailor noun a member of a ship’s crew whose job is helping to sail a ship.
marin
in full sail with all the sails spread
toutes voiles dehors
The ship was in full sail.
(Definition of sail from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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