yardarm

[yahrd-ahrm]
noun Nautical.
either of the outer portions of the yard of a square sail.

Origin:
1545–55; yard1 + arm1

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yardarm (ˈjɑːdˌɑːm)
 
n
nautical the two tapering outer ends of a ship's yard

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From the main yardarm dangled three lifeless, hooded figures.
Nevertheless, the second shot was true and landed across the port fore-topsail
  yardarm.
Two pole masts, one abaft the pilothouse and the other abaft the deckhouse, are
  rigged with a signal yardarm and running lights.
When a ship or command does a particularly good job, the commanding officer
  hoists two signal flags up the yardarm.
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