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Definition of the noun Trysail

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noun - plural: trysails

  1. [nautical] A small, strong 3-sided sail sometimes set in place of the mainsail in heavy weather.


TrySail is a musical group.


Trysail: A trysail is a small triangular or square fore-and-aft rigged sail hoisted in place of a larger sail when winds are very high.

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Google previewStorm Tactics Handbook (2008)

Modern Methods of Heaving-to for survival in extreme conditions by Larry Pardey, Lin Pardey

A trysail is a most seamanlike storm sail. — Jeremy Howard-Williams, Sails This is the sail for those who like to be prepared. It is one required by offshore racing rules and is just as important for people who journey across oceans on cruising ...

Google previewThe contrast; or, Mothers' love versus mothers' fondness (1844)

by George Warmington

The Captain ordered a quantity of biscuits to be brought up and stowed in the long boat, to- • A Trysail is a fore and aft sail, like the spanker, but attached to the ...

Google previewSteve Colgate on Sailing (1990)

by Stephen Colgate

The storm trysail is a sail that feeds into an auxiliary track leading into the mainsail track above a furled mainsail. It is loose-footed, has no battens, and sheets to the rail. The sailcloth is many times heavier than the regular Running off on ...

Google previewThe Annotated Poe (2015)

by Edgar Allan Poe, William Giraldi

A trysail is a small sail used by brigs and cutters in blustery weather. A double- reefed sail is one that has been rolled up considerably to reduce the amount of the sail's surface area exposed to the wind. A landlubber and city dweller, Poe ...

Google previewHeavy Weather Sailing 7th edition (2016)

by Peter Bruce

The trysail is a triangular sail, which is attached to the mast but set loosefooted, and can be sheeted independently of the main boom. The traditional use of a trysail is to replace the mainsail in heavy weather in order to balance the storm jib ...

Google previewInto the Storm (2012)

Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race by Dennis N. T. Perkins, Jillian B. Murphy

The storm trysail is a small sail that, as the name implies, is intended to be used in very heavy weather.The sail is small, but the job of rigging it in strong winds is not.All hands were needed for this cumbersome task, and Arthur and Mix were ...

Google previewSail Trim (2005)

Theory and Practice by Peter Hahne

Storm trysails are unfashionable now - at least on your average, modern cruising yacht. However, most long-distance and blue-water boats still carry them. The trysail is an out- and-out storm sail. It's cut very flat and made of extremely heavy ...

Google previewNautical Dictionary (1863)

Defining the Technical Language Relative to the Building and Equipment of Sailing Vessels and Steamers, Seamanship, Navigation, Nautical Astronomy, Naval Gunnery, Maritime Law and Commerce, General and Particular Average and Marine Insurance, and Other Terms Relating to Maritime Affairs ... by Arthur Young

TRYSAIL. A fore-and-aft sail, with a boom and gad', and hoisting on a lower mast, ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents Other Than Court Forms (1902)

The trysail gaff to be similarly fitted so- that the jaws may be used with either gaff. Topmast. TOPMAST. — The topmast to be fitted with galvanised iron self-acting fid and a brass-bound sheave in heel for mast rope ; all the other fittings to be ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Sea Terms (1898)

For the Use of Yachtsmen, Amateur Boatmen, and Beginners by A. Ansted

Trysail (a name derived, probably, from sails set when “trying ”).—The trysails, as part of a vessel's inventory, are small sails used in very bad weather, when no others can be carried, or, occasionally, for rough work. But in foreand-aft rig, when ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

It is a trysail to the fore or main mast, and dif. fers from a spanker or driver in position. The latter belong to the mizzen. SPENCER-MAST, n., small mast abaft a lower mast for hoisting a trysail. SPENCER. SPENCER, spèn'sér: town, one of the ...

Google previewPatterson's Illustrated Nautical Encyclopedia (1901)

by Howard Patterson

Trysail Gafl'.

Google previewNaval Text-book, and Dictionary (1862)

For the Use of the Midshipmen of the U.S. Navy by Benjamin J. Totten

Trysail, called sometimes spencers, are sails set on the fore and main masts, like the spanker on the mizzen ; useful in lying to in a gale, or in working off a lee-shore in a fresh breeze.

Google previewNaval Text-Book. Letters to the Midshipmen of the United States Navy on masting, rigging, and managing vessels of war. Also, a set of stationing tables, a naval gun exercise, and a marine dictionary (1841)

Fore Trysail - - - - - --- - F. M. M.-3 idlers.12 idlers - - - - - - ....!2 A.G............11 A.G Main Trysail.

Google previewThe Seaman's Manual, containing a treatise on practical seamanship, with plates; a dictionary of sea terms; customs and usages of the merchant service; laws relating to the practical duties of master and mariner (1851)

by Richard Henry DANA (Author of “Two Years before the Mast.”.), John Hoskins BROWN

carry small square sails aloft at the main; in which case they are called Bmonlrmss, and differ from a FvLL-RIooEn Blue in that they have no top at the mainmast, and carry a fore-and-aft mainsail instead of a square mainsail and trysail.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1828)

called a trysail, used instead of a mizen-course, which it resembles: it is extended towards the stern, and is fastened by hoops round a small mast, called a trysail- mast, fixed near the aft-side of the main-mast. The sails of a brig with two masts, ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Dictionary of Boating Terms (1998)

2,000 Essential Terms for Sailors & Powerboaters by John Rousmaniere

trysail, storm trysail See sail and storm. T-top A canvas or other fabric cover over the helm to protect the steerer. Compare with hardtop. tumblehome The curve of the topsides toward ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2010)

The Classic First Edition by H. W. Fowler, David Crystal

trysail. Pronounce tri'sl. Tsar. 'The now prevalent spelling” —OED. tsetse. So spelt; pron. tsā'tsi. -T-, -TT-. Words ending in -t are very numerous, & there seems to be some hesitation about making them conform to the rules that prevail ...



TRYSAIL. TROUSERS, trow'zerz, long breeches! a garment worn by males on the lower limbs and trussed or fastened up at the waist. [O. Fr. trousses, breeches worn by pages — Fr. trousse (see Truss).] TROUSSEAU, tro5-s6', n. the ...

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The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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