Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of staysail.

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Examples

  • He elects to spend his hours in the main cabin, not reading, not doing anything save dream with eyes wide open in the draught of wind that pours through the open ports and door from out the huge crojack and the jigger staysails.

    CHAPTER XX

  • Every sail was set and drawing, including the staysails.

    MAKE WESTING

  • On the jib-boom there were two staysails; there was room enough for three, but the money would not run to it.

    The South Pole~ From Madeira to the Barrier

  • On the jib-boom there were two staysails; there was room enough for three, but the money would not run to it.

    The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the 'Fram', 1910 to 1912

  • As always, it was a grand sight to see the ship under a full spread of canvas, the royals, staysails, topgallants, topsails, and courses soaring overhead.

    A Furnace Afloat

  • Outrigged at the tips of the yards came tiers of studding sails; staysails were set between the masts, and triangular jibs at the bow.

    A Furnace Afloat

  • There were studdingsails and skyscrapers, staysails, royals, spritsails and topsails, a cloud of canvas that drove the warship westward.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • Sails can be divided into four main categories: mains (and mizzens), foresails (what we have been calling jibs), staysails, and spinnakers.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • Sails can be divided into four main categories: mains (and mizzens), foresails (what we have been calling jibs), staysails, and spinnakers.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • The helmsman drowsed against the binnacle with the wheel clamped in the friction brake as the galleass drifted under the limp billows of her staysails.

    Stormwarden

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