staysail

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

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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“Staysail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/staysail. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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