Definition of stunsail in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstʌns(ə)l/
(also stuns'l)


Another term for studdingsail.
Example sentences
  • Participants must know the stunsail tack bend and bowline knots before coming to this lesson.
  • After about eight hours, the stunsail had to come in as the wind changed and dropped out to less than 4 knots.
  • Well by the sounds of it it's perfectly fine without the stunsails, so I think I'll leave them out after all.


Mid 18th century: contraction.

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Line breaks: stun|sail

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