[skahy-seyl; Nautical skahy-suh l]
Origin of skysail
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Examples from the Web for skysail
In these, the topgallant, royal and skysail masts are all one stick.The Seaman's Friend
Richard Henry Dana
I shared my Java and grub with him, learned about Skysail Jack, and then learned about him.The Road
And the guards led me on, and that was the last I saw of Skysail Jack.
And Skysail Jack and I peered and knew each other under the wreckage.
Single iron cross-trees at the head of long topgallant-masts, to support royal and skysail masts.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
- a square sail set above the royal on a square-rigger
- a triangular sail set between the trucks of a racing schooner
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