from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as studdingsail.


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  • A favourable breeze springing up from the north, they tried to make the most of it, “and by that means carried away the main topgallant mast and fore topmast steering-sail boom, but these were soon replaced by others.”

    The Life of Captain James Cook Kitson, Arthur 1907

  • Her rig was made out to be that of a snow, which was very like a brig, the difference being in the larger main-topsail and the absence of a spanker or after steering-sail.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph Delahaye Paine 1898


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