Definition of windsail in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪn(d)seɪl/


A long wide tube or funnel of sailcloth used to convey air to the lower parts of a ship.
Example sentences
  • For example, breaks, windsails and bellows were devised to control the revolutions of the wheel, while slide rules were adopted to calculate the work-rate and clock bells were installed to ring at the end of a treading stint.
  • The horizontal shaft with windsails was not set at a true 90 degree angle but approximately 80 degrees making it possible for the said sweep to clear the turret completely.
  • According to Burt the remaining cowls were replaced by windsails but apparently the nets and some cowls were remounted in 1903.

Words that rhyme with windsail


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Line breaks: wind|sail

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