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studdingsail

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

Origin of studdingsail

1540–50; studding (< ?) + sail
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British Dictionary definitions for studdingsail

studdingsail
/ (ˈstʌdɪŋˌseɪl, nautical ˈstʌnsəl) /

noun
nautical a light auxiliary sail set outboard on spars on either side of a square sailAlso called: stunsail, stuns'l

Word Origin for studdingsail

C16: studding, perhaps from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch stōtinge, from stōten to thrust; related to German stossen
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