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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.]


(ˈlʌɡsəl) or


(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]


(ˈlʌgˌseɪl; Naut. -səl)

a quadrilateral sail bent upon a yard that crosses the mast obliquely. Also called lug.
[1670–80; Middle English lugge pole (now dial.; compare log1) + sail]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lugsail - a sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mastlugsail - 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


[ˈlʌgsl] Nvela f al tercio


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KARACHI -- Seven ships, MSC Candice, MSC Mars, New Ark, Riva Wind, Madrid Trader, Lugsail and Wawasan Jade scheduled to load\offload Containers, Wheat, project cargo, LNG and Chemicals were allotted berths at Qasim International Container Terminal, Grain and Fertilizer Terminal, Multi-purpose Terminal, Engro Elengy Terminal and Engro Vopak Terminal respectively on Monday.
The lugsail design incorporates horizontal battens which provide strength and shape.