spinnaker

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noun spin·na·ker \ˈspi-ni-kər\

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


SPINNAKER Defined for English Language Learners

spinnaker

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noun spin·na·ker \ˈspi-ni-kər\

Definition of spinnaker for English Language Learners

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


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