dolphin striker
noun Date: 1833 a vertical spar under the end of the bowsprit of a sailboat to extend and support the martingale

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  • Dolphin striker — dolphin dol phin (d[o^]l f[i^]n), n. [F. dauphin dolphin, dauphin, earlier spelt also doffin; cf. OF. dalphinal of the dauphin; fr. L. delphinus, Gr. delfi s a dolphin (in senses 1, 2, 3, & 6), perh. properly, belly fish; cf. delfy s womb, Skr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dolphin striker — n. a small spar under the bowsprit of a sailing vessel, used, together with the martingales, to brace the jib boom or flying jib boom * * * …   Universalium

  • dolphin striker — n. a small spar under the bowsprit of a sailing vessel, used, together with the martingales, to brace the jib boom or flying jib boom …   English World dictionary

  • Dolphin striker — Martingle and Dolphin striker on tall ship Stad Amsterdam A Dolphin striker is a small vertical or near vertical spar spanning between the bowsprit and martingale thereby redirecting the direction of the tension in the forward end of the… …   Wikipedia

  • dolphin striker — noun spar under the bowsprit of a sailboat • Syn: ↑martingale • Hypernyms: ↑spar * * * noun : a vertical spar under the end of the bowsprit of a sailboat to extend and support the martingale called also martingale; see ship illustrat …   Useful english dictionary

  • dolphin striker — /ˈdɒlfən straɪkə/ (say dolfuhn struykuh) noun Nautical → martingale (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • dolphin — dol phin (d[o^]l f[i^]n), n. [F. dauphin dolphin, dauphin, earlier spelt also doffin; cf. OF. dalphinal of the dauphin; fr. L. delphinus, Gr. delfi s a dolphin (in senses 1, 2, 3, & 6), perh. properly, belly fish; cf. delfy s womb, Skr. garbha;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dolphin fly — dolphin dol phin (d[o^]l f[i^]n), n. [F. dauphin dolphin, dauphin, earlier spelt also doffin; cf. OF. dalphinal of the dauphin; fr. L. delphinus, Gr. delfi s a dolphin (in senses 1, 2, 3, & 6), perh. properly, belly fish; cf. delfy s womb, Skr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Aphis fable — dolphin dol phin (d[o^]l f[i^]n), n. [F. dauphin dolphin, dauphin, earlier spelt also doffin; cf. OF. dalphinal of the dauphin; fr. L. delphinus, Gr. delfi s a dolphin (in senses 1, 2, 3, & 6), perh. properly, belly fish; cf. delfy s womb, Skr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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