studding sail

noun
stud·ding sail | \ ˈstə-diŋ-ˌsāl , 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

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