- spritsail ► NOUN 1) a sail extended by a sprit. 2) a sail extended by a yard set under a ship's bowsprit.
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Spritsail — Sprit sail (spr[i^]t s[=a]l; among seamen spr[i^]t s l), n. (Naut.) (a) A sail extended by a sprit. (b) A sail formerly hung under the bowsprit, from the spritsail yard. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
spritsail — [sprīt′sāl΄, sprit′səl] n. a sail extended by a sprit … English World dictionary
Spritsail — The spritsail is a form of three or four sided, fore aft sail and its rig. Unlike the gaff where the head hangs from a spar along its edge, this rig supports the leech of the sail by means of a spar or spars named a sprit. The forward end of the… … Wikipedia
spritsail — noun Date: 15th century 1. a sail extended by a sprit 2. a sail formerly set on a yard beneath the bowsprit … New Collegiate Dictionary
spritsail — /sprit sayl /; Naut. /sprit seuhl/, n. Naut. a sail extended by a sprit. [1425 75; late ME sprete seyle (see SPRIT, SAIL); cf. D sprietzeil] * * * … Universalium
spritsail — noun A form of three or four sided fore and aft sail and its rig, supporting the leech of the sail by means of a sprit … Wiktionary
spritsail — sail extended by a sprit Nautical Terms … Phrontistery dictionary
spritsail — [ sprɪts(ə)l, seɪl] noun 1》 a sail extended by a sprit. 2》 a sail extended by a yard set under a ship s bowsprit … English new terms dictionary
spritsail — sprit·sail … English syllables
spritsail — sprit•sail [[t]ˈsprɪtˌseɪl[/t]] naut. [[t] səl[/t]] n. naut. navig. a sail extended by a sprit • Etymology: 1425–75; late ME sprete seyle (see sprit, sail); cf. D sprietzeil … From formal English to slang