A "moonraker" is one of the highest sails set on a sailing ship. It is square in shape and made from light material so could only be used in light airs. Set above a skysail but below a stargazer if they had one. If the sail were triangular then it would be called a skyscraper.
By SailingQuiz November 2019 Category: Nautical Saying
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