trysail

noun
try·​sail | \ ˈtrī-ˌsāl How to pronounce trysail (audio) , ˈtrī-səl \

Definition of trysail

: a fore-and-aft sail bent to a gaff and hoisted on a lower mast or a small mast close abaft

First Known Use of trysail

1769, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trysail

obsolete at try lying to

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“Trysail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trysail. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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