Definition of lugsail in English:


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


An asymmetrical four-sided sail that is hoisted on a steeply inclined yard.
More 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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