Definition of "trysail" [try•sail]

  • (noun) A small fore-and-aft sail hoisted abaft the foremast and mainmast in a storm to keep a ship's bow to the wind.

Use "trysail" in a sentence

  • "The boat does not have a storm trysail, which is a small sail used in high winds to maintain control and keep the bow to the wind."
  • ""Better rig that storm-trysail on the main, and a storm-jib," Grief said to the mate."
  • "I pulled two of the tripping-lines, and two of the contraptions exploded into light and noise and at the same time ran automatically down the jigger-trysail-stays, and automatically fetched up at the ends of their lines."

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