lugsail

[ luhg-seyl; Nautical luhg-suhl ]
/ ˈlʌgˌseɪl; Nautical ˈlʌg səl /

noun Nautical.

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

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Also called lug.

Origin of lugsail

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