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spinnaker

noun spin·na·ker \ˈspi-ni-kər\

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

Full Definition of SPINNAKER

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

Origin of SPINNAKER

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1866

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