stunsail

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stunsail

(ˈstʌnsəl) or

stuns'l

n
(Nautical Terms) another word for studdingsail
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But the rest of her crew being at last safe aboard, she crowded all sail --stunsail on stunsail --after the missing boat; kindling a fire in her try-pots for a beacon; and every other man aloft on the look-out.
Walking the deck with quick, side-lunging strides, Ahab commanded the t'gallant sails and royals to be set, and every stunsail spread.