What does "Moonraker" mean?

Today it means: A native of Wiltshire, England, a silly person.

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.

See also: The order of sails on a tall ship  and: Skyscraper 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              

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