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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A fore-and-aft piece of canvas extended by a spar the crosses diagonally.

Usage examples (30)
  • The bowsprit formerly had one yard, called the spritsail yard.
  • Set our spritsail, topsail & squaresail, with a fair breeze of wind.
  • When day broke they succeeded in wearing the ship with a remnant of the spritsail.
  • Berry was supported from the spritsail-yard, which locked in the SAN NICOLAS's main rigging. for more
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