At first only two masts with leg-of-mutton sails were used, but now they have a jib and two sails.
There was a keg in the boat and a mast with a leg-of-mutton sail.
This was a triangular or “leg-of-mutton” affair, of the dimensions given in Fig. 222.
leg-of-mutton, humorous street term for a sheeps trotter, or foot.
Then I removed the sprit, tightly hauling down the peak of the sail, and we raced along under what sailors call a leg-of-mutton.
One of the prettiest and most convenient rigs for a small boat is known as the "leg-of-mutton sharpie rig" (Fig. 144).
The stout man, though he could have felled a bull with a blow of his leg-of-mutton fist, seemed about to break down in tears.
They represent sort of a leg-of-mutton shaped hill about 42 feet higher than the surrounding low ground.
The word has an Early Victorian sound that suggests side-whiskers and leg-of-mutton trousers.
Clifford was enough of a sailor to step the little mast and properly set the leg-of-mutton sail for a breeze directly astern.