Staysail meaning

stāsəl, -sāl
A triangular sail hoisted on a stay.
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A triangular, fore-and-aft headsail fastened to a stay.
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(nautical) A fore-and-aft rigged sail whose luff can be affixed to a stay running forward from a mast to the deck, the bowsprit or to another mast.
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