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studdingsail

[stuhd-ing-seyl; Nautical stuhn-suh l] /ˈstʌd ɪŋˌseɪl; Nautical ˈstʌn səl/
noun, Nautical
1.
a light sail, sometimes set outboard of either of the leeches of a square sail and extended by booms.
Also, stunsail, stuns'l.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; studding (< ?) + sail

stunsail

[stuhn-suh l] /ˈstʌn səl/
noun
Also, stuns'l.
Origin
1755-65; syncopated variant of studdingsail
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British Dictionary definitions for stuns'l

stunsail

/ˈstʌnsəl/
noun
1.
another word for studdingsail

studdingsail

/ˈstʌdɪŋˌseɪl; nautical ˈstʌnsəl/
noun
1.
(nautical) a light auxiliary sail set outboard on spars on either side of a square sail Also called stunsail, stuns'l
Word Origin
C16: studding, perhaps from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch stōtinge, from stōten to thrust; related to German stossen
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