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sailyard

[seyl-yahrd] /ˈseɪlˌyɑrd/
noun
1.
a yard for a sail.
Origin of sailyard
900
before 900; Middle English seylyarde, Old English seglgyrd. See sail, yard1
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  • Any pole was a yard, and this vaguer use survives in sailyard, halyard, and in other sea-terms.

    English Past and Present Richard Chevenix Trench
  • Over mast and sailyard clambered the clustering vine, and dark masses of grapes hung from the branches.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy

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