trysail

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noun try·sail \ˈtrī-ˌsāl, -səl\

Definition of trysail

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

Origin and Etymology of trysail

obsolete at try lying to


First Known Use: 1769

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