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skysail

[ skahy-seyl; Nautical skahy-suhl ]
/ ˈskaɪˌseɪl; Nautical ˈskaɪ səl /
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noun Nautical.

(in a square-rigged vessel) a light square sail next above the royal.
a triangular sail set on a stay between the fore and main trucks of a racing schooner.

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Origin of skysail

First recorded in 1820–30; sky + sail
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skysail
/ (ˈskaɪˌseɪl) /

noun nautical

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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