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wind sail

[wind] /wɪnd/
noun, Nautical.
a sail rigged over a hatchway, ventilator, or the like, to divert moving air downward into the vessel.
Origin of wind sail
1715-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • An awning was provided, and a wind-sail furnished to conduct fresh air between the decks during the day.

  • The deck lumbered as when we left her, and not a wind-sail up!

    Cornish Characters S. Baring-Gould
  • The huge sunbonnet stiffly swung around like the wind-sail of a ship and stared at the horizon.

  • The snow pattered against the cloth stretched like a wind-sail from their flanks to the rising front of the sleigh.

    Barlasch of the Guard H. S. Merriman

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