skysail

sky•sail
[[t]ˈskaɪˌseɪl[/t]] naut. [[t]ˈskaɪ səl[/t]] n.
naut. navig. (in a square-rigged vessel) a light square sail next above the royal
Etymology: 1820–30

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Skysail — Sky sail, n. (Naut.) The sail set next above the royal. See Illust. under {Sail}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skysail — [skī′sāl΄, skī′səl] n. the small sail set above the royal at the top of a square rigged mast …   English World dictionary

  • Skysail — *A skysail is the uppermost sail in many old square rigged sail plans (though sometimes topped by a moonsail). *A SkySail is the tradename for a type of enormous parasail kite used by modern ships for propulsion. [ [http://www.skysails.info/… …   Wikipedia

  • skysail — noun Date: 1829 the sail above the royal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • SkySail — SkySails ist ein eingetragener Markenname des gleichnamigen Hamburger Unternehmens SkySails GmbH Co. KG für einen vollautomatischen Zugdrachenantrieb, der mit Hilfe von Windenergie Frachtschiffe, große Yachten und Fischtrawler zusätzlich zum… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • skysail — /skuy sayl /; Naut. /skuy seuhl/, n. Naut. 1. (in a square rigged vessel) a light square sail next above the royal. See diag. under ship. 2. a triangular sail set on a stay between the fore and main trucks of a racing schooner. [1820 30; SKY +… …   Universalium

  • skysail — sail above the royal sail Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • skysail — [ skʌɪseɪl, s(ə)l] noun a light sail above the royal in a square rigged ship …   English new terms dictionary

  • skysail — sky·sail …   English syllables

  • skysail — /ˈskaɪseɪl/ (say skuysayl), / səl/ (say suhl) noun (in a square rigged vessel) a light square sail next above the royal …   Australian English dictionary

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