Meaning of flying kite

fly'ing kite'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Naut. Naut.
  1. any of various sails set above the royals or skysails in light weather; jolly jumper.
  2. any of various light upper staysails, studdingsails, or jibs.
  3. (in yachting) any of various racing sails, as spinnakers or balloon jibs. Also called
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