balloon sail


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balloon sail

n.
A comparatively large, light headsail such as a spinnaker, used when going before the wind.

balloon sail

n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a large light bellying sail used in light winds. Compare spinnaker
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Noun1.balloon sail - any light loose sailballoon sail - any light loose sail      
sail, canvass, canvas, sheet - a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
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Then she covered her face and let the balloon sail into the sky.
In a caustic representation of the Oslo process, a smiling helium-filled Yasser Arafat balloon sails over the heads of perplexed I sraeli border guards to alight atop the Dome of the Rock.

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