balloon-sail

balloon sail

noun Nautical.
any light, loose sail, as a jib or spinnaker, used by a yacht in light wind.

Origin:
1895–1900

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balloon sail
 
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nautical Compare spinnaker a large light bellying sail used in light winds

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