Share this entry

Share this page


Saltos de línea: lug|sail
Pronunciación: /ˈlʌɡseɪl
, -s(ə)l/

Definición de lugsail en inglés:


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.

Words that rhyme with lugsail


Definición de lugsail en:

Share this entry

Share this page


¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día emulous
Pronunciación: ˈɛmjʊləs
seeking to emulate someone or something