Origin of spinnaker
Examples from the Web for spinnaker
His material must be conveyed across Spinnaker Lake in some other way.The Rainy Day Railroad War|Holman Day
This was clever work, but the Spray sailors did fully as as well, for they had their spinnaker on just as fast.The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview|Ralph Bonehill
With our spinnaker "set" we just skimmed homeward, reaching Warren in an hour.
The method adopted by American yachtsmen for setting the spinnaker has many points in its favour.Yachting Vol. 1|Various.
Her spinnaker collapsed like a torn balloon, but Red Rose leaped on, pressed by straining sail.Wyndham's Pal|Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for spinnaker
Word Origin for spinnaker
Word Origin and History for spinnaker
"large triangular sail," 1866, either a derivative of spin in the sense of "go rapidly" or a corrupt pronunciation of Sphinx, which was the name of the first yacht known to carry this type of sail.