Spinnaker Definition

spĭnə-kər
spinnakers
noun
A large, triangular, baggy headsail set on a boom, used on some racing yachts when running before the wind.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Spinnaker

Noun

Singular:
spinnaker
Plural:
spinnakers

Origin of Spinnaker

  • Perhaps ultimately from Sphinx name of the first yacht to use such a sail or spin to move rapidly (variant of Scots spene to run before the wind spindrift)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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