Stunsail Stun"sail, n. (Naut.) A contraction of {Studding sail}. [1913 Webster]

With every rag set, stunsails, sky scrapers and all. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

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  • stunsail — [stun′səl] n. studdingsail: phonetic spellings …   English World dictionary

  • stunsail — /stun seuhl/, n. studdingsail. Also, stuns l. [1755 65; syncopated var. of STUDDINGSAIL] * * * …   Universalium

  • stunsail — noun studding sail …   Wiktionary

  • stunsail — light auxiliary sail to the side of principal sails Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • stunsail — [ stʌns(ə)l] (also stuns l) noun another term for studdingsail. Origin C18: contr …   English new terms dictionary

  • stunsail — stun·sail …   English syllables

  • stunsail — /ˈstʌnsəl/ (say stunsuhl) noun → studdingsail …  

  • stunsail — n. (also stuns l) = STUDDING SAIL …   Useful english dictionary

  • studdingsail — /stud ing sayl /; Naut. /stun seuhl/, n. Naut. a light sail, sometimes set outboard of either of the leeches of a square sail and extended by booms. Also, stunsail, stuns l. [1540 50; studding ( < ?) + SAIL] * * * …   Universalium

  • Nautical Terms — Ahoy, mateys! This be a fair and true listing of words having to do with ships and sailing, 225 of them in all. These terms come mainly from the great age of sailing ships, the 16th to 18th centuries, and almost all hail from the two great… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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