Undersparred
Undersparred Un"der*sparred`, a. (Naut.) Having spars smaller than the usual dimension; -- said of vessels. [1913 Webster]

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  • undersparred — /un deuhr spahrd /, adj. Naut. having spars too small to carry the necessary sail. [1835 45; UNDER + SPAR1 + ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • undersparred — /ˈʌndəspad/ (say unduhspahd) adjective having insufficient masts, yards, gaffs, etc., to carry enough sail. {under + spar1 + r + ed3} …   Australian English dictionary

  • undersparred — /un deuhr spahrd /, adj. Naut. having spars too small to carry the necessary sail. [1835 45; UNDER + SPAR1 + ED3] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spar — Spar, v. t. [OE. sparren, AS. sparrian; akin to G. sperren, Icel. sperra; from the noun. [root]171. See {Spara} beam, bar.] 1. To bolt; to bar. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To To supply or equip with spars, as a vessel. [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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