[kraws-jak, kros-; Nautical kraw-jik, kroj-ik]
- the lowermost square sail set on the mizzenmast of a ship or of a bark with four or more masts; mizzen course.
Origin of crossjack
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In comes the brace till the trim suits the mate, when he calls out 'Turn the crossjack brace!'All Afloat
- nautical a square sail on a ship's mizzenmast
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