stay sail

staysail

[stey-seyl; Nautical stey-suhl]
noun Nautical.
any sail set on a stay, as a triangular sail between two masts.

Origin:
1660–70; stay3 + sail

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staysail (ˈsteɪˌseɪl, ˈsteɪsəl)
 
n
an auxiliary sail, often triangular, set to catch the wind, as between the masts of a yawl (mizzen staysail), aft of a spinnaker (spinnaker staysail), etc

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