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Square sail   /skwɛr seɪl/   Listen
Square sail

A four-sided sail set beneath a horizontal yard suspended at the middle from a mast.

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"Square sail" Quotes from Famous Books

... protected by a chain of islands, the skjaergaard, both travel and commerce are carried on by means of small open boats. The fjord rowboats, as a rule, are light and pointed, with upright and high prow, and they carry a square sail. They are light to row, and they go capitally before the wind. There is an extensive government posting system on the coasts, fjords, and inland lakes, similar to that along the public highways already described. The tariff from fast stations for a four-oared boat and ...
— Norwegian Life • Ethlyn T. Clough

... between these bamboo masts, which were supported by diagonal shores fore and aft on either side; besides these two large sails, the canoe had numerous smaller (square) ones suspended from the principal masts; there was also a small square sail forward. The whole of the spars and rigging was ornamented with a sort of flags and streamers. Mr. Pollard thinks that he saw about forty or fifty people on the roof, several of whom were in the act of stringing their bows; except this precaution on the part of the strangers, there was no demonstration ...
— The Bushman - Life in a New Country • Edward Wilson Landor

Words linked to "Square sail" :   canvass, canvas, sheet, sail

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