gen·​na·​ker ˈje-ni-kər How to pronounce gennaker (audio)
: a spinnaker sail having an asymmetrical shape

Word History


blend of genoa and spinnaker

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gennaker was in 1983

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Cite this Entry

“Gennaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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