Spritsail

The spritsail is a form of three or four-sided, fore-aft sail and its rig. Unlike the gaff where the head hangs from a spar along its edge, this rig supports the leech of the sail by means of a spar or spars named a sprit. The forward end of the sprit spar is attached to the mast but bisects the face of the sail, with the after end of the sprit sp...
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Spritsail

• (n.) A sail extended by a sprit. • (n.) A sail formerly hung under the bowsprit, from the spritsail yard.
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spritsail

noun a fore-and-aft sail extended by a sprit
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Spritsail

[square-rigged] On large sailing ships a spritsail is a square-rigged sail carried on a yard below the bowsprit. In some languages (such as German) it is known as a `blind` (German, eine blinde) because it effectively blocks forward vision when set. Spritsails were commonly used on sailing vessels from the first carracks until about 1800. U...
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Spritsail

Sprit'sail noun (Nautical) (a) A sail extended by a sprit. (b) A sail formerly hung under the bowsprit, from the spritsail yard.
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Spritsail

A four-sided fore and aft sail set on the mast, and supported by a spar from the mast diagonally to the peak of the sail.
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Spritsail

A spritsail or sprit sail is a type of sail which is extended by a sprit or pole, reaching diagonally across the sail from the mast at the foot, to the peak, outer edge corner of the sail. It can be raised, lowered or brailed up very quickly.
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spritsail

sail extended by a sprit
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spritsail

sail extended by a sprit
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Spritsail

Square sail set on a yard on the bowsprit.
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spritsail

[n] - a fore-and-aft sail extended by a sprit
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