Sky"scrap`er (?), n.

1.

(Naut.)

(a)

A skysail of a triangular form.

[Rare]

(b)

A name for the one of the fancy sails alleged to have been sometimes set above the skysail.

[Obs.]

2.

(a)

A very tall building.

(b)

Hence, anything usually large, high, or excessive.

[Slang or Colloq.]

 

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