from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Nautical Either end of a yard of a square sail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The outer quarters of a horizontal spar attached to the mast athwartships, equipped with blocks for reeving signal halyards.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Either half of a square-rigged vessel's yard{6}, from the center or mast to the end.
  • n. The portion of a yard{6} outboard of the slings, often called the outer quarter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See yard, n., 5.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. either end of the yard of a square-rigged ship


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