Definition of Dolphin striker

1. Noun. Spar under the bowsprit of a sailboat.

Exact synonyms: Martingale
Generic synonyms: Spar



Definition of Dolphin striker

1. Noun. (nautical) A near-vertical spar between the bowsprit and martingale ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dolphin Striker

dolorousnesses
dolors
dolos
dolosity
dolostone
dolostones
dolour
dolourous
dolourously
dolours
dolphin
dolphin-friendly
dolphin hugger
dolphin kick
dolphin oil
dolphin striker (current term)
dolphinarium
dolphinariums
dolphinet
dolphinets
dolphinfish
dolphinfishes
dolphinlike
dolphins
dols
dolt
doltish
doltishly
doltishness
doltishnesses

Literary usage of Dolphin striker

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"MARTINGALE BACK-ROPES Are pendants, middled and served in the centre, the round of le dolphin striker, both parts crossed and secured with a throat seizing. ..."

2. Seamanship: Comp. from Various Authorities, and Illustrated with Numerous by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1877)
"The dolphin-striker is one half the out-board part of the jib- ... The whiskers are the same as the dolphin-striker. The main top is, in breadth, ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Also called dolphin-striker. See cut under dolphin-striker.— 3. A mode of play in such games as rouge et noir which consists in staking double the amount of ..."

4. The Story of My Life by Meadows Taylor (1878)
"I had a narrow escape of my life, one day: I was upon the dolphin-striker and had struck two, and hit a third, and the " quiver " held; but instead of ..."

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