lugsail

noun
lug·​sail | \ ˈləg-ˌsāl How to pronounce lugsail (audio) , -səl \

Definition of lugsail

: a 4-sided sail bent to an obliquely hanging yard that is hoisted and lowered with the sail

First Known Use of lugsail

1677, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lugsail

perhaps from lug entry 3

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“Lugsail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lugsail. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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