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Lugsail   Listen

A sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mast.  Synonym: lug.

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"Lugsail" Quotes from Famous Books

... a large number of galley punts lie on Deal beach. These boats carry one lugsail on a mast shipped well amidships. These boats vary in size from twenty-one feet to thirty feet in length, and seven feet beam, and as the Mission boat which I have steered for thirteen years, as Missions to Seamen Chaplain ...
— Heroes of the Goodwin Sands • Thomas Stanley Treanor

... was out in the bay by this time. She could be seen quite plainly in the moonlight, with the green blade of a wave breaking on her quarter. Somebody was carrying a light on her deck, and the giant shadow of a man's figure was cast up on the new lugsail. There were shouts and answers across the splashing water. Then a fresh young voice on the boat began to sing "Lovely Mona, fare thee well." The women took it up, and the two companies sang it in turns, verse by verse, the women on the quay and the men on the boat, ...
— The Manxman - A Novel - 1895 • Hall Caine

Words linked to "Lugsail" :   junk, fore-and-aft sail, lugger

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