any of various sails set above the royals or skysails in light weather; jolly jumper.
any of various light upper staysails, studdingsails, or jibs.
(in yachting) any of various racing sails, as spinnakers or balloon jibs.
These aren’t the kites they sing about at the end of Mary Poppins.
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Origin of flying kite
First recorded in 1810–20
Also called kite.
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