Crossjack
Crossjack Cross"jack` (kr?s"j?k` or kr?"j?k`), n. (Naut.) The lowest square sail, or the lower yard of the mizzenmast. [1913 Webster]

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  • crossjack — /kraws jak , kros /; Naut. /kraw jik, kroj ik/, n. Naut. the lowermost square sail set on the mizzenmast of a ship or of a bark with four or more masts; mizzen course. See diag. under ship. [1620 30; CROSS + JACK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • crossjack — noun On a mizzenmast, the lowest sail Syn: mizzen course …   Wiktionary

  • crossjack — n. lowest sail on a mizzenmast …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crossjack — cross·jack …   English syllables

  • crossjack — cross•jack [[t]ˈkrɔsˌdʒæk, ˈkrɒs [/t]] naut. [[t]ˈkrɔ dʒɪk, ˈkrɒdʒ ɪk[/t]] n. naut. navig. the lowermost square sail on the mizzenmast • Etymology: 1620–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • crossjack — /ˈkrɒsdʒæk/ (say krosjak), Nautical /ˈkrɒdʒək/ (say krojuhk) noun a square sail on the lower yard of a mizzenmast …   Australian English dictionary

  • crossjack — noun the lowermost sail on a mizzenmast • Syn: ↑mizzen course • Hypernyms: ↑sail, ↑canvas, ↑canvass, ↑sheet * * * ˈkräjik, ˈkrȯsˌjak noun Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • Armed ship — Ship Ship, n. [OE. ship, schip, AS. scip; akin to OFries. skip, OS. scip, D. schip, G. schiff, OHG. scif, Dan. skib, Sw. skeep, Icel. & Goth. skip; of unknown origin. Cf. {Equip}, {Skiff}, {Skipper}.] 1. Any large seagoing vessel. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • General ship — Ship Ship, n. [OE. ship, schip, AS. scip; akin to OFries. skip, OS. scip, D. schip, G. schiff, OHG. scif, Dan. skib, Sw. skeep, Icel. & Goth. skip; of unknown origin. Cf. {Equip}, {Skiff}, {Skipper}.] 1. Any large seagoing vessel. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hospital fever — Ship Ship, n. [OE. ship, schip, AS. scip; akin to OFries. skip, OS. scip, D. schip, G. schiff, OHG. scif, Dan. skib, Sw. skeep, Icel. & Goth. skip; of unknown origin. Cf. {Equip}, {Skiff}, {Skipper}.] 1. Any large seagoing vessel. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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