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An asymmetrical four-sided fore-and-aft sail that hangs from a yard hoisted obliquely on the mast.
[Possibly from lug.]
(Nautical Terms) nautical a four-sided sail bent and hoisted on a yard
[C17: perhaps from Middle English (now dialect) lugge pole, or from lugge ear]
lug•sail(ˈlʌgˌseɪl; Naut. -səl)
a quadrilateral sail bent upon a yard that crosses the mast obliquely. Also called lug.
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|Noun||1.||lugsail - a sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mast|
fore-and-aft sail - any sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction
junk - any of various Chinese boats with a high poop and lugsails
lugger - small fishing boat rigged with one or more lugsails
lugsail[ˈlʌgsl] N → vela f al tercio
n → Loggersegel nt