Definition of Spritsails

1. Noun. (plural of spritsail) ¹



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Definition of Spritsails

1. spritsail [n] - See also: spritsail

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spritsails

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

Literary usage of Spritsails

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

1. Hunt's Yachting Magazine (1872)
"The spritsails were started at lOh. 30m. by Cecil Long, Esq., the Commodore, at Erith, the topsails at lOh. 43in. Wind very light from WNW, but variable. ..."

2. The Sea-fisherman: Comprising the Chief Methods of Hook and Line Fishing in by James Carrall Wilcocks (1868)
"All spritsails should be fitted with a tackle purchase, which will enable you ... spritsails set rather more closely by the wind than either gaffs or lugs. ..."

3. The Sea-fisherman: Comprising the Chief Methods of Hook and Line Fishing in by James C. Wilcocks (1884)
"All spritsails should be fitted with a tackle purchase, ... spritsails set rather more closely by the wind than either gaffs or lugs. FIG. 79. ..."

4. The Sea-fisherman: Comprising the Chief Methods of Hook and Line Fishing in by James C. Wilcocks (1884)
"All spritsails should be fitted with a tackle purchase, which will enable you ... spritsails set rather more closely by the wind than either gaffs or lugs. ..."

5. Hunt's Yachting Magazine (1870)
"... viz., topsails (not exceeding 50 tons register), spritsails not exceeding 45 ... and a smaller class of spritsails, carrying only three sails: prizes as ..."

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