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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.

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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.

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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,

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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,

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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kite

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

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

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