Cross jack

crossjack

[kraws-jak, kros-; Nautical kraw-jik, kroj-ik]
noun Nautical.
the lowermost square sail set on the mizzenmast of a ship or of a bark with four or more masts; mizzen course.

Origin:
1620–30; cross- + jack1

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crossjack (ˈkrɒsˌdʒæk, nautical ˈkrɔːdʒɪk, ˈkrɒdʒ-)
 
n
nautical a square sail on a ship's mizzenmast

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