outer quarter
Yardarm Yard"arm`, n. 1. (Naut.) Either half of a square-rigged vessel's yard[6], from the center or mast to the end. [1913 Webster]

Note: Ships are said to be yardarm and yardarm when so near as to touch, or interlock yards. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) The portion of a yard[6] outboard of the slings, often called the {outer quarter}. [RDH]

Note: A yard[6] is considered to have four unequal quarters, two quarters extending from the mast to the slings on each side, and two smaller outer quarters outboard of the slings. [RDH]


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