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stunsail

or stun·s'l

[stuhn-suh l]
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noun
  1. studdingsail.

Origin of stunsail

First recorded in 1755–65; syncopated variant of studdingsail
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Examples from the Web for stunsail

Historical Examples

  • By the time the Mary Jane got home, black Jack could set a stunsail, or furl a royal.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 65, No. 403, May, 1849

    Various

  • Found the wind slight but for the first time quite fair in a due east, all the sails squared and also the stunsail out.

  • The mate gave a stamp on the deck, and kept her away a little to set a stunsail.


British Dictionary definitions for stunsail

stunsail

stuns'l

noun
  1. another word for studdingsail
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