stuns'l

studdingsail

[stuhd-ing-seyl; Nautical stuhn-suhl]
noun Nautical.
a light sail, sometimes set outboard of either of the leeches of a square sail and extended by booms.
Also, stunsail, stuns'l.


Origin:
1540–50; studding (< ?) + sail

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stunsail

[stuhn-suhl]
noun
Also, stuns'l.


Origin:
1755–65; syncopated variant of studdingsail

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

stunsail or stuns'l (ˈstʌnsəl)
 
n
another word for studdingsail
 
stuns'l or stuns'l
 
n

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