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[kraws-jak, kros-; Nautical kraw-jik, kroj-ik] /ˈkrɔsˌdʒæk, ˈkrɒs-; Nautical ˈkrɔ dʒɪk, ˈkrɒdʒ ɪk/
noun, Nautical
1.
the lowermost square sail set on the mizzenmast of a ship or of a bark with four or more masts; mizzen course.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; cross- + jack1
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British Dictionary definitions for cross-jack

crossjack

/ˈkrɒsˌdʒæk; nautical ˈkrɔːdʒɪk; ˈkrɒdʒ-/
noun
1.
(nautical) a square sail on a ship's mizzenmast
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