One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In square-rigged vessels: a small sail set above the skysail.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Dixon Kemp (1839–1899). Origin uncertain; perhaps from an unattested regional variant of Hindi rāpī, rãpī instrument for scraping leather from Prakrit ramphai, rappai scrapes.
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