When the wind permitted, sailing ships can add more sail aloft and also outside the normal working sails. By extending the yards (yardarm) it was possible to add a narrow sail called a studding sail or "stuns'l for short. It's name would come from its working sail i.e. main t'gallant stuns'l.
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