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sailyard

[ seyl-yahrd ]

noun

  1. a yard for a sail.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sailyard1

before 900; Middle English seylyarde, Old English seglgyrd. See sail, yard 1

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Example Sentences

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.

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

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