Spinnaker
Spinnaker Spin"na*ker, n. (Naut.) A large triangular sail set upon a boom, -- used when running before the wind. [1913 Webster]

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  • spinnaker — [ spinakɛr; spinɛkɶr ] n. m. • 1878; mot angl. ♦ Mar. Voile d avant, légère, très creuse et très grande, utilisée aux allures portantes sur les voiliers modernes. Abrév. fam. SPI . ● spinnaker nom masculin (anglais spinnaker, foc ballon) Voile… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Spinnaker — (Кнокке Хейст,Бельгия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Kardinaal Mercierstraat 3, Heist, 8301 Кно …   Каталог отелей

  • Spinnaker — (Ористано,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Strada Torre Grande Pontile , 09170 Ористано, И …   Каталог отелей

  • spinnaker — o spi (del inglés; pronunciamos espínaquer ) sustantivo masculino 1. Vela triangular suplementaria utilizada, sobre todo, en los veleros de regata: extender el spinnaker …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Spinnaker — Spinnaker, großer Klüver auf Jachten …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • spinnaker — / spinəkə/, it. /spi n:aker/ s. ingl. [etimo incerto], usato in ital. al masch. (marin.) [sulle barche a vela da regata e da crociera, vela ausiliaria di materiale sintetico molto leggero e a forma di triangolo] ▶◀ (disus.) fiocco pallone, (fam.) …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • spinnaker — |spinnécâr| s. m. Grande vela triangular, leve e côncava, utilizada nas mareações a partir de bolina folgada.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • spinnaker — /spinˈnaker, ingl. ˈspɪnəkə(r)/ [vc. ingl., forse da Sphinx, n. della prima barca a vela] s. m. inv. (mar.) fiocco pallone …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • spinnaker — ► NOUN ▪ a large three cornered sail set forward of the mainsail of a racing yacht when running before the wind. ORIGIN apparently from Sphinx, the yacht first using such a sail, perhaps influenced by spanker, a fore and aft sail …   English terms dictionary

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