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spin·na·ker

 (spĭn′ə-kər)
n.
A large triangular headsail secured only at the corners, used on sailboats when running before the wind.

[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; see spindrift).]
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spinnaker

(ˈspɪnəkə; ˈspæŋkə)
n
(Sailing) a large light triangular racing sail set from the foremast of a yacht when running or on a broad reach
[C19: probably from spin + (mo)niker, but traditionally derived from Sphinx, the yacht that first adopted this type of sail]
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spin•na•ker

(ˈspɪn ə kər)

n.
a large, usu. triangular sail carried by a yacht as a headsail when running before the wind or when the wind is abaft the beam.
[1865–70; orig. uncertain]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spinnaker - a large and usually triangular headsailspinnaker - a large and usually triangular headsail; carried by a yacht as a headsail when running before the wind
headsail - any sail set forward of the foremast of a vessel
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Translations

spinnaker

[ˈspɪnəkəʳ] Nbalón m, espinaquer m
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spinnaker

n (Naut) → Spinnaker m
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spinnaker

[ˈspɪnəkəʳ] n (Naut) → spinnaker m inv
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References in periodicals archive ?
One downside could be the lack of sail area in lighter airs where a cruising chute would be used on a conventional yacht but this is a small price to pay for what I think is a very viable cruising rig.
Not the ideal day for this heavy cruiser unless you turned downwind and hoisted the cruising chute. But running in the Atlantic tradewinds with twin headsails up, the Amel 55 would be in the groove.
There's a small bowsprit to fly a cruising chute and the overlapping genoa should give plenty of pulling power upwind.