from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A four-sided sail extended by a yard suspended horizontally across the mast.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A sail horizontally extended on a yard slung to the mast by the middle, as distinguished from other sails which are extended obliquely; specifically, a square sail occasionally carried on the mast of a sloop, or the foremast of a schooner-rigged vessel, bent to a yard called the squaresail-yard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun nautical A
sail bentto a horizontalyard set athwartships.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a four-sided sail set beneath a horizontal yard suspended at the middle from a mast
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