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lugsail Line breaks: lug|sail
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɡseɪl/

Definition of lugsail in English:


An asymmetrical four-sided sail which is bent on and hoisted from a steeply inclined yard.
Example sentences
  • 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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