balloon sail


nounNautical.
  1. any light, loose sail, as a jib or spinnaker, used by a yacht in light wind.

Origin of balloon sail

1
First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby balloon sail

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How to use balloon sail in a sentence

  • Baby jib top-sails had been sent down before the rounding, and spinnaker poles were now ready for the balloon sail.

British Dictionary definitions for balloon sail

balloon sail

noun
  1. nautical a large light bellying sail used in light winds: Compare spinnaker

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