spinnaker

noun spin·na·ker \ ˈspi-ni-kər \

Definition of spinnaker

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

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Origin and Etymology of spinnaker

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SPINNAKER Defined for English Language Learners

spinnaker

noun

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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