What does Cunningham mean?

Definitions for Cunningham
ˈkʌn ɪŋˌhæmCun·ning·ham

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Cunningham.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cunningham, Merce Cunningham(noun)

    United States dancer and choreographer (born in 1922)

Wiktionary

  1. Cunningham(ProperNoun)

    A Scottish habitational surname from a place in Ayrshire.

  2. cunningham(Noun)

    A downhaul located at the tack of a sail used for tightening the luff.

Freebase

  1. Cunningham

    In sailing, a cunningham or cunningham's eye is a type of downhaul used on a Bermuda rigged sailboat to change the shape of a sail. Sailors also often refer to the cunningham as the "smart pig"–a play on words "cunning ham" that can be found in sailing forums. It is named after its inventor, Briggs Cunningham, a victorious America's Cup skipper and yacht builder. The cunningham differs from a typical downhaul in the way that it attaches to the sail. The system usually consists of a line which is secured at one end to the mast or boom below the foot of the mainsail. It is then passed through a cringle in the luff of the sail near the foot, but above the tack, and then led down on the other side to a fitting on the mast or boom or on deck. The tension in the luff of the sail is adjusted using a combination of the halyard and the cunningham. The primary advantage of adjusting the cunningham is the speed and ease with which the luff tension can be changed while sailing or racing. By either hauling or easing the line, the tension in the luff can be changed, thereby shifting the point of maximum draft of the sail forward or aft respectively, optimizing sail shape—and therefore—performance. It is a fine control which is used more frequently on racing sailboats than on cruising or day-sailing boats.

How to pronounce Cunningham?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Cunningham in sign language?

  1. cunningham

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cunningham in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cunningham in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Cunningham in a Sentence

  1. Juror Ora Dale:

    I just wanted to let Ron Cunningham know that I was on Ron Cunningham side, those medical directors did not exhaust every measure like they said that they did. They did not spend enough time on her claim. It just kept getting denied and denied.

  2. Liam Cunningham:

    How are you doing Claire Walton ? It's Liam Cunningham here, i wish you the very best. I hope your days are not bad and I hope you can manage.

  3. Tom Rooney:

    This is a good way to raise money, scaring people that we’re going back to the days of Duke Cunningham, duke Cunningham didn’t go to jail by accident.

Images & Illustrations of Cunningham

  1. CunninghamCunninghamCunninghamCunninghamCunningham

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Cunningham#10000#13183#100000

Translations for Cunningham

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Cunningham »

Translation

Find a translation for the Cunningham definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these Cunningham definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Cunningham." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 5 Mar. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Cunningham>.

    Are we missing a good definition for Cunningham? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    wear away
    • A. huff
    • B. fluster
    • C. abrade
    • D. flub

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Cunningham:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.