- n. nautical A sail attached to the side of another in a square-rigged ship to increase the speed of the vessel
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Naut.) A light sail set at the side of a principal or square sail of a vessel in free winds, to increase her speed. Its head is bent to a small spar which is called the
studding-sail boom. See Illust.of sail.
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