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A small square sail above the royal in a square-rigged vessel.
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1. (Nautical Terms) a square sail set above the royal on a square-rigger
2. (Nautical Terms) a triangular sail set between the trucks of a racing schooner
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sky•sail(ˈskaɪˌseɪl; Naut. ˈskaɪ səl)
(in a square-rigged vessel) a light square sail next above the royal.
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