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spinnaker

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noun spin·na·ker \ˈspi-ni-kər\

Simple Definition of spinnaker

  • : a large triangular sail on a boat that is used when the wind is blowing from behind

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spinnaker

  1. :  a large triangular sail set on a long light pole and used when running before the wind

Origin and Etymology of spinnaker

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1866


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