lugsail
noun Etymology: perhaps from 3lug Date: 1677 a 4-sided sail bent to an obliquely hanging yard that is hoisted and lowered with the sail

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  • Lugsail — Lug sail , n. (Naut.) A square sail bent upon a yard that hangs obliquely to the mast and is raised or lowered with the sail. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lugsail — [lug′sāl΄; ] naut [., lug′səl] n. [< ? LUG1, with reference to hauling sail around the mast in changing course] a four sided sail with the upper edge supported by a yard that is fastened obliquely to the mast …   English World dictionary

  • lugsail — /lug sayl /; Naut. /lug seuhl/, n. Naut. a quadrilateral sail bent upon a yard that crosses the mast obliquely. See diag. under sail. Also called lug. [1670 80; ME lugge pole (now dial.; cf. LOG1) + SAIL] * * * …   Universalium

  • lugsail — noun A quadrilateral sail bent upon a yard that crosses the mast obliquely; a lug …   Wiktionary

  • lugsail — four sided sail bent to an obliquely hanging yard Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • lugsail — [ lʌgseɪl, s(ə)l] noun an asymmetrical four sided sail, bent on and hoisted from a steeply inclined yard. Origin C17: prob. from lug2 + sail …   English new terms dictionary

  • lugsail — noun (C) a four sided sail that hangs down from a pole attached to the mast (1) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lugsail — lug·sail …   English syllables

  • lugsail — lug•sail [[t]ˈlʌgˌseɪl[/t]] naut. [[t] səl[/t]] n. naut. navig. a quadrilateral sail bent upon a yard that crosses the mast obliquely. Also called lug III • Etymology: 1670–80; ME lugge pole (now dial.; cf. log I) +sail …   From formal English to slang

  • lugsail — /ˈlʌgsəl/ (say lugsuhl) noun a quadrilateral sail bent upon a yard that crosses the mast obliquely. Also, lug. {lug pole (now dialect) + sail} …   Australian English dictionary

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