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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A large and usually triangular headsail.

Usage examples (29)
  • Now, the race starts so that we're going down wind which means those big colorful sails called a spinnaker are out in front.
  • Regarding the "spinnaker" shape of the sail -- on another forum, someone noted that it looks exactly like a woman's thong underwear!
  • This is just a spinnaker on a long line for metal ships.
  • 'This really is serious. spinnaker is very important to us.' for more
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