crossjack


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crossjack

(ˈkrɒsˌdʒæk; ˈkrɔːdʒɪk; ˈkrɒdʒ-)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a square sail on a ship's mizzenmast

cross•jack

(ˈkrɔsˌdʒæk, ˈkrɒs-; Naut. ˈkrɔ dʒɪk, ˈkrɒdʒ ɪk)

n.
the lowermost square sail on the mizzenmast.
[1620–30]
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Noun1.crossjack - the lowermost sail on a mizzenmastcrossjack - the lowermost sail on a mizzenmast  
sail, canvass, canvas, sheet - a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
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