studdingsail(redirected from stunsl)
Any of several supplementary sails set from extensions of the yards of a square-rigged ship in light winds.
(Nautical Terms) nautical a light auxiliary sail set outboard on spars on either side of a square sail. Also called: stunsail or stuns'l
[C16: studding, perhaps from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch stōtinge, from stōten to thrust; related to German stossen]