Origin of sailyard
before 900; Middle English seylyarde, Old English seglgyrd.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
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Historical Examples of sailyard
Any pole was a yard, and this vaguer use survives in sailyard, halyard, and in other sea-terms.
Over mast and sailyard clambered the clustering vine, and dark masses of grapes hung from the branches.