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noun Nautical.
a sail set beneath a horizontal yard, the normal position of which, when not trimmed to the wind, is directly athwartships.
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Origin of square sail

First recorded in 1590–1600
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square sail

noun
nautical a rectangular or square sail set on a horizontal yard rigged more or less athwartships
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