whisker pole

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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 which would be gained in a larger vessel when it sets a spinnaker.

See also goose-wings.

See also goose-wings.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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