Definition of studdingsail in English:
(On a square-rigged sailing ship) an additional sail set at the end of a yard in light winds.
- Her fore topmasts and yards, studdingsail booms and yards, jibbooms and entire mizzen masts were shot away.
- This means that the reef can be shaken out, the royals and studdingsails can be set.
- After they passed us by, we set the studdingsail again and continued on our way.
Definition of studdingsail in:
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