sliding-gunter love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rig for boats in which a sliding topmast is used to extend a three-cornered sail. See gunter rig, under rig.


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  • This was the first trial of our _sliding-gunter_ mainsail upon our singularly-constructed boat; and Bob and I were thrown into perfect raptures at the truly marvellous speed with which it propelled the craft along.

    For Treasure Bound

  • We also decided to alter her rig somewhat, by substituting what is known among the initiated as a "sliding-gunter" for a gaff-mainsail.

    For Treasure Bound

  • The sheets were eased off, the long boom of the graceful sliding-gunter (a kind of latteen) sail, stretched far over the gun-wale of the boat, which slipped along easily and rapidly through the water, the rolling waves heaving up her stern, and sending her forward with a gentle impulse.

    The Bushman — Life in a New Country


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