staysail

noun
stay·​sail | \ ˈstā-ˌsāl, -səl How to pronounce staysail (audio) \

Definition of staysail

: a fore-and-aft sail hoisted on a stay — see sail illustration

First Known Use of staysail

1669, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of staysail was in 1669

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“Staysail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/staysail. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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