Definition of Stunsails

1. Noun. (plural of stunsail) ¹



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Definition of Stunsails

1. stunsail [n] - See also: stunsail

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stunsails

stunkard
stunna
stunnas
stunned
stunner
stunners
stunng
stunning
stunningly
stunningness
stunnings
stunod
stunods
stuns
stunsail
stunsails (current term)
stunt
stunt cocks
stunt double
stunt doubles
stunt flier
stunt flying
stunt kite
stunt man
stunt pilot
stunt woman
stunted
stuntedly
stuntedness

Literary usage of Stunsails

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

1. The Cruise of Her Majesty's Ship "Bacchante", 1879-1882 by Albert Victor, George (1886)
"At one time in the afternoon we have our port stunsails set, and at another time the starboard stunsails; at other times we are braced sharp up, ..."

2. The Cruise of Her Majesty's Ship "Bacchante", 1879-1882 by Albert Victor, George (1886)
"In the middle watch, at 3 AM, made plain sail, and set port stunsails. At 4.15 AM cleared lower deck, and all hands rove screw purchase, and got the screw ..."

3. A Cuban Expedition by J. H. Bloomfield (1896)
"An hour later in came topgallant and topmast stunsails, and another pull had to be taken on the lee braces, but all the staysails were now set; ..."

4. Hunt's Yachting Magazine (1868)
"The wind was very light and all round the compass, so that the stunsails, when called into requisition, had to be struck soon, and more time was wasted with ..."

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