What does "Spanker" mean?

Today it means: A sail on a ship.

The spanker is a large gaff rigged fore and aft sail set aft of the mizzen mast. In other words, it is a large sail set on the mast furthers to the rear and usually hung over the stern. This would be bigger than a mizzen which would not normally go further then the stern (transom).


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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