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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Either end of a yard of a square sail.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See yard, n., 5.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun either end of the yard of a square-rigged ship

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