Moonsail Moon"sail`, n. (Naut.) A sail sometimes carried in light winds, above a skysail. --R. H. Dana, Jr. [1913 Webster]

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  • Moonsail — A moonsail, also known as a moonraker, hope in heaven, or hopesail, is a sail flown immediately above the skysail (see sail plan) on the very top of the royal mast on large, square rigged sailing ships of the clipper era. None of the four and… …   Wikipedia

  • moonsail — noun A moonraker (sail) …   Wiktionary

  • moonsail — moon·sail …   English syllables

  • moonsail — /ˈmunsəl/ (say moohnsuhl), / seɪl/ (say sayl) noun a small sail carried above the skysail. Also, moonraker …   Australian English dictionary

  • moonsail — ˈmünsəl (usual nautical pronunciation), nˌsāl noun : a light square sail set above a skysail and carried by some clipper ships in light winds * * * moonˈsail noun A small sail, sometimes carried above the sky scraper • • • Main Entry: ↑moon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Moonraker (sail) — The highest sail is moonsail, lower sky sail and royal sail …   Wikipedia

  • James Baines (clipper) — The James Baines was an extreme passenger clipper ship completely constructed of timber in the 1850s and launched on 25 July 1854 from the East Boston shipyard of the famous ship builder Donald McKay in the USA for the Black Ball Line of James… …   Wikipedia

  • moon|rak|er — «MOON RAY kuhr», noun. 1. a stupid or silly person. 2. = moonsail. (Cf. ↑moonsail) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Moonraker — Moon rak er, n. (Naut.) Same as {Moonsail}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Full rigged ship — A full rigged ship or fully rigged ship is a sailing vessel with three or more masts, all of them square rigged. A full rigged ship is said to have a ship rig.Sometimes such a vessel will merely be called a ship , particularly in 18th to early… …   Wikipedia

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