moonraker

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The moonraker is the sail at the very top of the mast.

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moon +‎ raker

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moonraker (plural moonrakers)

  1. Someone from Wiltshire. (After a story in which some Wiltshire peasants, seeing the reflection of the moon in a pool, tried to rake it out.)
  2. (nautical) A small, light sail located high on a mast (above the skysail) and used for speed.

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