American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A very tall building.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An imaginary sail, set along with moon-sails, sky-gazers, and the like, jokingly assumed to be carried in the days when sail-power was the sole reliance at sea, and United States ships had the reputation of being the fastest afloat.
- n. A triangular skysail.
- n. A ball or missile sent high up in the air; anything which reaches or extends far into the sky.
- n. A very tall office-building such as those first erected in various cities of the United States in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Originally from ten to fifteen stories in height, they are now occasionally built with forty stories and more.
- n. A very tall building with a great number of floors.
- n. archaic A small sail atop a mast of a ship.
- n. figuratively Anything very tall or high.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) a skysail of a triangular form.
- n. (Naut.), Rare, obsolete, Slang or Colloq., obsolete, Slang or Colloq., obsolete, Slang or Colloq., Slang or Colloq. A skysail of a triangular form. A name for the one of the fancy sails alleged to have been sometimes set above the skysail.
- n. Slang or Colloq., Slang or Colloq. A very tall building, especially one over 20 stories high.
- n. Slang or Colloq. Hence, anything usually large, high, or excessive.
- n. a very tall building with many stories
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