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skysail

[skahy-seyl; Nautical skahy-suh l] /ˈskaɪˌseɪl; Nautical ˈskaɪ səl/
noun, Nautical
1.
(in a square-rigged vessel) a light square sail next above the royal.
2.
a triangular sail set on a stay between the fore and main trucks of a racing schooner.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; sky + sail
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skysail

/ˈskaɪˌseɪl/
noun (nautical)
1.
a square sail set above the royal on a square-rigger
2.
a triangular sail set between the trucks of a racing schooner
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