Oxford Index Search Results

You are looking at 1-20 of 28 items for:

spinnaker x clear all

spinnaker

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

1 A three-cornered lightweight sail which is normally set forward of a yacht's mast, with or without a boom, to increase sail area with the wind aft of the beam.

The...

See overview in Oxford Index

spinnaker

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

1 A three-cornered lightweight sail which is normally set forward of a yacht's mast, with or without a boom, to increase sail area with the wind aft of the beam.

The...

See overview in Oxford Index

spinnaker

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 124 words.

bazooka, euchre, farruca, lucre, palooka, pooka, rebuker, snooker, Stuka, verruca • babushka • booker, cooker, hookah, hooker,

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

spinnaker

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 122 words.

bazooka, euchre, farruca, lucre, palooka, pooka, rebuker, snooker, Stuka, verruca • babushka • booker, cooker, hookah, hooker,

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

spinnaker

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 30 words.

(naut.) three-cornered sail carried by racing yachts. XIX. Said to be a fanciful formation on spinks, mispronunciation of Sphinx

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

spinnaker

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 631 words.

1 A three-cornered lightweight sail which is normally set forward of a yacht's mast, with or without a boom,

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

spinnaker

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 41 words.

n. a large three-cornered sail, typically bulging when full, set forward of the mainsail of a yacht when running before

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

spinnaker <i>noun</i>

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 38 words.

Austral, dated Five pounds; a five-pound note. Cf. spin noun. 1898–. N. Pulliam I'll bet the first

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Radio haloes in nearby galaxies modelled with 1D cosmic ray transport using <span class="smallCaps">spinnaker</span>

V Heesen, M Krause, R Beck, B Adebahr, D J Bomans, E Carretti, M Dumke, G Heald, J Irwin, B S Koribalski, D D Mulcahy, T Westmeier and R-J Dettmar.

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

P ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 21103 words.

Abstract

We present radio continuum maps of 12 nearby (D ≤ 27 Mpc), edge-on (i ≥ 76°), late-type spiral galaxies mostly at 1.4 and 5 GHz, observed with the...

Go to Oxford Journals »  home page

spinnaker <i>n.</i> (<i>Aus.</i>)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 45 words.

a £5 note, a $5 bill.

1955 N. Pulliam I Travelled a Lonely Land (1957) 89: I'll bet

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

kite

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N. informal a spinnaker or other high, light sail.

See overview in Oxford Index

kite

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 10 words.

n. informal a spinnaker or other high, light sail.

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Gennaker

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Trademarked name for an asymmetrical or cruising spinnaker. The word is a combination of genoa and spinnaker.

John Rousmaniere

See overview in Oxford Index

Gennaker

John Rousmaniere.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 20 words.

trademarked name for an asymmetrical or cruising spinnaker. The word is a combination of genoa and spinnaker.

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Mae West

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 52 words.

a large parachute spinnaker used by large racing yachts, particularly the Big Class, during the 1930s. It acquired

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

jockey pole

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 43 words.

a spar used on yachts to bear out the spinnaker guy to relieve the load on the guy when the

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

spin <i>noun</i>

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 24 words.

Austral Abbreviation of spinnaker noun. 1941–. S. Gore Backed Sweet Friday for a spin.…But it never run a

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Cherub

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 18 words.

noun a class of two-person 3.6-metre racing dinghy with spinnaker and trapeze, originally designed in New Zealand.

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

jockey pole

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

A spar used on yachts to bear out the spinnaker guy to relieve the load on the guy when the spinnaker pole is forward. The inboard end is attached to the mast, the outer end with a sheave...

See overview in Oxford Index

guy

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

1 A rope or tackle used to control the lateral movement of a derrick.

2 A rope or wire led forward from a boom as part of the running rigging of a...

See overview in Oxford Index

whisker pole

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

A short bearing-out spar used in yachts and sailing dinghies to bear out the clew of the jib on the opposite side of the mainsail when running free, thus obtaining some of the advantage...

See overview in Oxford Index