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A quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail extended by a spar running diagonally to the sail's peak.
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1. (Nautical Terms) a rectangular sail mounted on a sprit in some 19th-century small vessels
2. (Nautical Terms) (in medieval rigging) a square sail mounted on a yard on the bowsprit
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sprit•sail(ˈsprɪtˌseɪl; Naut. -səl)
a sail extended by a sprit.
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|Noun||1.||spritsail - a fore-and-aft sail extended by a sprit|
fore-and-aft sail - any sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction
sprit - a light spar that crosses a fore-and-aft sail diagonally
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n → Sprietsegel nt
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