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  1. 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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Historical Examples of 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.