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Lugged
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LUHITH, ASCENT OF
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lugsail definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mast [syn: lugsail, lug]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: perhaps from 3lug Date: 1677 a 4-sided sail bent to an obliquely hanging yard that is hoisted and lowered with the sail

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Naut. a quadrilateral sail which is bent on and hoisted from a yard. Etymology: prob. f. LUG(2)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lugsail Lug"sail`, n. (Naut.) A square sail bent upon a yard that hangs obliquely to the mast and is raised or lowered with the sail. --Totten.



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