Origin of stunsail
First recorded in 1755–65; syncopated variant of studdingsail
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Examples from the Web for stunsail
By the time the Mary Jane got home, black Jack could set a stunsail, or furl a royal.
Found the wind slight but for the first time quite fair in a due east, all the sails squared and also the stunsail out.A Journey to America in 1834
The mate gave a stamp on the deck, and kept her away a little to set a stunsail.
- another word for studdingsail
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