studding sail
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1549 a light sail set at the side of a principal square sail of a ship in free winds

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  • Studding sail — Stud ding sail (Naut.) A light sail set at the side of a principal or square sail of a vessel in free winds, to increase her speed. Its head is bent to a small spar which is called the studding sail boom. See Illust. of {Sail}. Toten. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Studding sail — A studding sail or studsail is a sail used to increase the sail area of a square rigged vessel in light winds. Traditionally pronounced stuns l.It is an extra sail hoisted alongside a square rigged sail on an extension of its yardarm. It is named …   Wikipedia

  • studding sail — ˈstən(t)səl (usual nautical pronunc), ˈstədiŋˌsāl noun Etymology: studding (of unknown origin) + sail : a light sail set at the side of a principle square sail of a vessel in free winds to increase its speed see sail illustration …   Useful english dictionary

  • studding-sail — n. a sail set on a small extra yard and boom beyond the leech of a square sail in light winds. Etymology: 16th c.: orig. uncert.: perh. f. MLG, MDu. stotinge a thrusting …   Useful english dictionary

  • studding sail — noun A sail attached to the side of another in a square rigged ship to increase the speed of the vessel …   Wiktionary

  • studding-sail halyard bend — noun : a knot similar to a fisherman s bend used to secure a rope to a spar …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sail-plan — A sail plan is a set of drawings, usually prepared by a naval architect. It shows the various combinations of sail proposed for a sailing ship.The combinations shown in a sail plan almost always include three configurations:A light air sail plan …   Wikipedia

  • water sail — noun : a small sail sometimes set under a lower studding sail or under a spanker boom and extended nearly to the water * * * water sail noun (nautical) On square rigged ships, a fine weather sail set below a lower studding sail, almost touching… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Water sail — Wa ter sail (Naut.) A small sail sometimes set under a studding sail or under a driver boom, and reaching nearly to the water. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stud|ding|sail — «STUHD ihng SAYL; Nautical STUHN suhl», noun, or studding sail, a light sail set at the side of a square sail, as on a square rigged ship; stunsail; stuns le. ╂[origin unknown] …   Useful english dictionary

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