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skysail

Line breaks: sky|sail
Pronunciation: /ˈskʌɪseɪl
 
, -s(ə)l/

Definition of skysail in English:

noun

A light sail above the royal in a square-rigged ship.
Example sentences
  • The ship also carried standing skysail pales and yards, a half poop, and had as her figurehead a toothy dragon's head.
  • On the website of skysails there are nice videos of the first test.
  • Her topgallant, royal and skysail masts are of single spars.

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