sailyard

[ seyl-yahrd ]
/ ˈseɪlˌyɑrd /

noun

a yard for a sail.

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Origin of sailyard

before 900; Middle English seylyarde,Old English seglgyrd.See sail, yard1
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Example sentences from the Web for sailyard

  • Any pole was a yard, and this vaguer use survives in sailyard, halyard, and in other sea-terms.

    English Past and Present|Richard Chevenix Trench
  • Over mast and sailyard clambered the clustering vine, and dark masses of grapes hung from the branches.