studding sail

noun

stud·​ding sail ˈstə-diŋ-ˌsāl How to pronounce studding sail (audio)
ˈstən(t)-səl
: a light sail set at the side of a principal square sail of a ship in free winds

Word History

Etymology

origin unknown

First Known Use

1549, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of studding sail was in 1549

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“Studding sail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/studding%20sail. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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