Definition of lugsail in English:


Syllabification: lug·sail
Pronunciation: /ˈləgsəl, -ˌsāl


  • An asymmetrical four-sided sail that is hoisted on a steeply inclined yard.
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    • As you see, the balanced lug sail pivots around the mast.
    • Modern and novice sailors are horrified about the lugsail being distorted by pressing against the mast on one tack but the effect is quite slight.


late 17th century: probably from lug2 + the noun sail.

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