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fly'ing kite'



Naut.
1. any of various sails set above the royals or skysails in light weather; jolly jumper.
2. any of various light upper staysails, studdingsails, or jibs.
3. (in yachting) any of various racing sails, as spinnakers or balloon jibs. Also called kite.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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