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sailyard

[ seyl-yahrd ]
/ ˈseɪlˌyɑrd /
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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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How to use sailyard in a sentence

  • For two appeared for a quarter of an hour upon the Lateen Sailyard, and soon after, the fury of the tempest and the sea abated.

  • Over mast and sailyard clambered the clustering vine, and dark masses of grapes hung from the branches.

  • 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
  • Jim and I were sent aloft to the fore-topgallant sailyard to furl the sail.

    Peter Trawl|W. H. G. Kingston
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