Eddy kite
Eddy kite Ed"dy kite Called also {Malay kite}. [After William A. Eddy, American kite expert.] A quadrilateral, tailless kite, with convex surfaces exposed to the wind. This kite was extensively used by Eddy in his famous meteorological experiments. It is now generally superseded by the box kite. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||

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