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balloon sail

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noun Nautical.
  1. any light, loose sail, as a jib or spinnaker, used by a yacht in light wind.
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Origin of balloon sail

First recorded in 1895–1900
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balloon sail

noun
  1. nautical a large light bellying sail used in light windsCompare spinnaker
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