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ˈspɪn ə kərspin·naker

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spinnakernoun

    a large and usually triangular headsail; carried by a yacht as a headsail when running before the wind

Wiktionary

  1. spinnakernoun

    A supplemental sail to the main sail, especially a triangular one, used on yachts for running before the wind.

Wikipedia

  1. Spinnaker

    A spinnaker is a sail designed specifically for sailing off the wind on courses between a reach (wind at 90° to the course) to downwind (course in the same direction as the wind). Spinnakers are constructed of lightweight fabric, usually nylon, and are often brightly colored. They may be designed to perform best as either a reaching or a running spinnaker, by the shaping of the panels and seams. They are attached at only three points and said to be flown.

ChatGPT

  1. spinnaker

    A spinnaker is a specific type of sail used in sailing, especially on racing yachts during downwind sailing. This large, lightweight sail is typically made of nylon or similar material and is designed to balloon out in front of the vessel, creating substantial thrust from the wind to enable maximum speed. It is shaped like a parachute and is hoisted via a spinnaker pole while sailing downwind.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spinnakernoun

    a large triangular sail set upon a boom, -- used when running before the wind

Wikidata

  1. Spinnaker

    A spinnaker is a special type of sail that is designed specifically for sailing off the wind from a reaching course to a downwind, i.e. with the wind 90°–180° off the bow. The spinnaker fills with wind and balloons out in front of the boat when it is deployed, called flying. It is constructed of lightweight fabric, usually nylon, and is often brightly coloured. It may be optimised for a particular range of wind angles, as either a reaching or a running spinnaker, by the shaping of the panels and seams. Some types of spinnaker can be carried by the side of the boat, but still in front of the mast. This is called "Flying a shy spinnaker", and is used for reaching [see below]. The spinnaker is often called a kite, or a chute because it somewhat resembles a parachute in both construction and appearance. This should not be confused with the spinnaker chute which is a hull fitting sometimes used for launching and recovering the spinnaker. The first boat to carry this sail was the Sphinx.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spinnaker

    spin′ā-kėr, n. a jib-headed sail sometimes carried on the side opposite the mainsail by racing yachts. [Prob. formed from spin.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spinnaker in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spinnaker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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