lug-sail

lugsail

[luhg-seyl; Nautical luhg-suhl]
noun Nautical.
a quadrilateral sail bent upon a yard that crosses the mast obliquely. See diag. under sail.
Also called lug.


Origin:
1670–80; Middle English lugge pole (now dial.; cf. log1) + sail

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lugsail or lug (ˈlʌɡsəl, lʌɡ)
 
n
nautical a four-sided sail bent and hoisted on a yard
 
[C17: perhaps from Middle English (now dialect) lugge pole, or from lugge ear]
 
lug or lug
 
n
 
[C17: perhaps from Middle English (now dialect) lugge pole, or from lugge ear]

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