Definition of Skysail

1. Noun. The sail above the royal on a square-rigger.

Generic synonyms: Canvas, Canvass, Sail, Sheet



Definition of Skysail

1. n. The sail set next above the royal. See Illust. under Sail.

Definition of Skysail

1. Noun. (nautical) The sail set next above the royal. ¹

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Definition of Skysail

1. a type of sail [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skysail

skyphoi
skyphos
skyping
skyr
skyre
skyred
skyres
skyring
skyrmion
skyrmions
skyrocket
skyrocketed
skyrocketing
skyrockets
skyrs
skysail (current term)
skysails
skyscape
skyscapes
skysill
skyspace
skyspaces
skysurf
skysurfed
skysurfer
skysurfers
skysurfing

Literary usage of Skysail

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1. Encyclopaedia of Ships and Shipping by Herbert B. Mason (1908)
"Refer to skysail-mast. Main skysail-stay. The stay which supports the pole or upper ... The yard on the main-mast above the royal-yard, on which the skysail ..."

2. Caspar's Technical Dictionary, English-German and German-English: Comprising by Carl Nicolaus Joseph Matthias Caspar (1914)
"—brasse f. mizen skysail brace. — fall n. mizen skysail ... rah f. mizen skysail yard. — schote f. mizen skysail sheet. —stag n. mizen skysail stay. ..."

3. Historical Collections of the Essex Institute by Essex Institute (1865)
"Fore Topmast 38 " Fore Top Gallant Mast 26 « Fore Royal Mast 10 " Fore skysail Mast 7 " Main Mast 69 " Main Top Mast 44 '• Main Top Gallant Mast 27 " Main ..."

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