Definition of Spritsail

1. Noun. A fore-and-aft sail extended by a sprit.

Generic synonyms: Fore-and-aft Sail
Terms within: Sprit



Definition of Spritsail

1. n. A sail extended by a sprit.

Definition of Spritsail

1. Noun. (nautical) 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. ¹

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Definition of Spritsail

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spritsail

sprinters
sprinting
sprints
sprit
sprite
sprite halo
spriteful
spritelike
spritely
spriter
spriters
sprites
spriting
sprits
spritsail (current term)
spritsails
spritz
spritzed
spritzer
spritzers
spritzes
spritzig
spritzigs
spritzing
spritzings
sproc
sprocket
sprocket wheel
sprockets

Literary usage of Spritsail

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1. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The square spritsail, which could not be trained fore and aft, ... The spritsail yard (which continued in use till after 1850) has disappeared and has been ..."

2. Sailors' Language: A Collection of Sea-terms and Their Definitions by William Clark Russell (1883)
"Also a sail carried by a barge called a spritsail barge. spritsail sheet-knot. — " No larger than a spritsail sheet-knot," said of a small man or boy. ..."

3. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"d if the spritsail yard is crossed, reeve the guys, turn in thimbles, ... spritsail LIFTS sits are often driven into the fore side of the cap, and the lifts ..."

4. The Sea-fisherman: Comprising the Chief Methods of Hook and Line Fishing in by James C. Wilcocks (1884)
"Guernsey spritsail-Boat. Guernsey spritsail-Boat (fig. 80). — This is a very useful rig up to a certain size, beyond which the sprits become heavy and ..."

5. The Sea-fisherman: Comprising the Chief Methods of Hook and Line Fishing in by James C. Wilcocks (1884)
"spritsail-Boat with Mizen. spritsail-Boat with Mizen (fig. 79).—In fishing for Whiting- Pollack, it is necessary when under weigh to go through the water at ..."

6. A Naval Encyclopædia: Comprising a Dictionary of Nautical Words and Phrases (1880)
"spritsail. A sail formerly suspended under the bowsprit, from the spritsail-yard. ... A knot formerly used on the spritsail-sheet, made by walling and ..."

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