dolphin striker


: a vertical spar under the end of the bowsprit of a sailboat to extend and support the martingale

Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dolphin striker was in 1833

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“Dolphin striker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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