[luhg-seyl; Nautical luhg-suh l]
a quadrilateral sail bent upon a yard that crosses the mast obliquely.
Origin of lugsail
1670–80; Middle English lugge
pole (now dial.; cf. log1
) + sail
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Examples from the Web for lugsail
Historical Examples of lugsail
She carried her full complement of oars, a mast, and lugsail.
The peak of her lugsail is cut very high, and her mast, yard, and boom are very light and workmanlike.
This will be only a small expense, since the great peak of the lugsail will allow of its head being squared.
Marston had had the lugsail and jib made in England by a famous yacht-chandler, and the boat was fast.
She rolled on the angry combers and the boom that stretched the lugsail's foot tossed up.
British Dictionary definitions for lugsail
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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