trysail

noun

try·​sail ˈtrī-ˌsāl How to pronounce trysail (audio)
ˈtrī-səl
: a fore-and-aft sail bent to a gaff and hoisted on a lower mast or a small mast close abaft

Word History

Etymology

obsolete at try lying to

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trysail was in 1769

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Cite this Entry

“Trysail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trysail. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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