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  • n. A sail attached to the side of another in a square-rigged ship to increase the speed of the vessel

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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