moonraker definition

  • noun:
    • somebody from Wiltshire. (After a story in which some Wiltshire peasants, witnessing the reflection of moon in a pool, attempted to rake it.)
    • a little, light sail located high on a mast (over the skysail) and useful for rate.
    • just like moonsail.
    • A stupid or ridiculous person: thought to send mostly to one whom, mistaking the moon's shadow in water for a cheese, put himself to rake it out.
    • Nautical, identical to moon-sail.

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