Staysail
Staysail Stay"sail` (st[=a]"s[=a]l`;among sailors, st[=a]"s'l), n. (Naut.) Any sail extended on a stay. [1913 Webster]

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  • staysail — [stā′sāl΄; ] naut. [, stā′səl] n. a triangular, fore and aft rigged sail fastened on a stay …   English World dictionary

  • Staysail — A staysail is a fore and aft rigged sail whose luff can be affixed to a stay running forward (and most often but not always downwards) from a mast to the deck, the bowsprit or to another mast.Most staysails are bob triangular, however some are… …   Wikipedia

  • staysail — noun Date: 1669 a fore and aft sail hoisted on a stay see sail illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • staysail — /stay sayl /; Naut. /stay seuhl/, n. Naut. any sail set on a stay, as a triangular sail between two masts. See diag. under ship. [1660 70; STAY3 + SAIL] * * * …   Universalium

  • staysail — noun A fore and aft rigged sail whose luff can be affixed to a stay running forward from a mast to the deck, the bowsprit or to another mast …   Wiktionary

  • staysail — fore and aft sail hoisted on a stay Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • staysail — [ steɪseɪl, s(ə)l] noun a triangular fore and aft sail extended on a stay …   English new terms dictionary

  • staysail — stay·sail …   English syllables

  • staysail — stay•sail [[t]ˈsteɪˌseɪl[/t]] naut. [[t] səl[/t]] n. naut. navig. any sail set on a stay, as a triangular sail between two masts • Etymology: 1660–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • staysail — /ˈsteɪseɪl/ (say staysayl), Nautical / səl/ (say suhl) noun any sail hoisted on a stay, as a triangular sail between two masts. {stay3 + sail} …   Australian English dictionary

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