studding sail

noun
stud·​ding sail | \ ˈstə-diŋ-ˌsāl How to pronounce studding sail (audio) , ˈstən(t)-səl \

Definition of studding sail

: a light sail set at the side of a principal square sail of a ship in free winds

First Known Use of studding sail

1549, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for studding sail

origin unknown

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“Studding sail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/studding%20sail. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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