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jackyard

[jak-yahrd] /ˈdʒækˌyɑrd/
noun, Nautical
1.
a small, inclined spar upholding the head of a quadrangular gaff topsail similar in form to a lugsail.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; jack1 + yard2
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