moonsail etymology

English word moonsail comes from English moon, English sail

Detailed word origin of moonsail

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
moon English (eng) (cartomancy) The thirty-second Lenormand card.. (literary) A month, particularly a lunar month.. Any natural satellite of a planet.. (with "the") Earth's only natural satellite.. A crescent-like outwork in a fortification.. The eighteenth trump/major arcana card of the Tarot. (intransitive, US, colloquial) (usually followed by over or after) To fuss over something adoringly; to be infatuated [...]
sail English (eng) (dated) A sailing vessel; a vessel of any kind; a craft. Plural sail.. (fishing) A sailfish.. (nautical) A piece of fabric attached to a boat and arranged such that it causes the wind to drive the boat along. The sail may be attached to the boat via a combination of mast, spars and ropes.. (paleontology) an outward projection of the spine, occurring in certain dinosaurs and synapsids. [...]
moonsail English (eng) (nautical) A moonraker (sail).