asymmetrical spinnaker

noun

variants or less commonly asymmetric spinnaker
: a spinnaker that has a forward edge that is longer than its after edge
Race director Randy Draftz said Saturday one of the Vipers was videotaped doing over 20 knots under its asymmetrical spinnakerWill Haynie, Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), 20 Apr. 2008

Word History

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of asymmetrical spinnaker was in 1984

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“Asymmetrical spinnaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/asymmetrical%20spinnaker. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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