square-sail

square sail

noun Nautical.
a sail set beneath a horizontal yard, the normal position of which, when not trimmed to the wind, is directly athwartships.

Origin:
1590–1600

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square sail
 
n
nautical a rectangular or square sail set on a horizontal yard rigged more or less athwartships

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