Definition of stunsail in English:

stunsail

Line breaks: stun|sail
Pronunciation: /ˈstʌns(ə)l
 
/
(also stuns'l)

noun

  • another term for studdingsail.
    More 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.

Origin

mid 18th century: contraction.

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