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staysail

[stey-seyl; Nautical stey-suh l] /ˈsteɪˌseɪl; Nautical ˈsteɪ səl/
noun, Nautical
1.
any sail set on a stay, as a triangular sail between two masts.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; stay3 + sail
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British Dictionary definitions for stay-sail

staysail

/ˈsteɪˌseɪl; ˈsteɪsəl/
noun
1.
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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