lugsail

[ luhg-seyl; Nautical luhg-suh l ]
/ ˈlʌgˌseɪl; Nautical ˈlʌg səl /

noun Nautical.

a quadrilateral sail bent upon a yard that crosses the mast obliquely.

Nearby words

  1. lughole,
  2. lugo,
  3. lugones,
  4. lugones, leopoldo,
  5. lugosi,
  6. lugubriosity,
  7. lugubrious,
  8. lugworm,
  9. luhansk,
  10. luhrmann

Origin of lugsail

1670–80; Middle English lugge pole (now dial.; cf. log1) + sail

Also called lug.

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British Dictionary definitions for lugsail

lugsail

lug (lʌɡ)

/ (ˈlʌɡsəl) /

noun

nautical a four-sided sail bent and hoisted on a yard

Word Origin for lugsail

C17: perhaps from Middle English (now dialect) lugge pole, or from lugge ear

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