Yardarm

/ˈjɑːdɑːm/

Origin

First recorded in 1545–55; yard1 + arm1 (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Yardarm

Yardarm

noun

  1. either of the outer portions of the yard of a square sail.
  2. nautical the two tapering outer ends of a ship's yard

dictionary.com

Yardarm

noun

  1. The outer extremity of a ship's yard.

lexico.com

Yardarm

noun

  1. : either end of the yard of a square-rigged ship

merriam-webster.com

Example sentences for Yardarm

  1. If we do not get to Tarragona by four o'clock this afternoon, I will have you hung from the yardarm.
  2. "I should like to see your owner dangling from the yardarm," the major said, wrathfully.
  3. Looking up, he saw a ball of fire running along a yardarm near the top of the mast.
  4. A rope was got and the end of it was flung over the yardarm, and a running noose made in it.
  5. Not a word was now spoken except by the master as he issued his orders from the yardarm.

Nearby words

yard sale , yard-long bean , yard-of-ale , yardage , yardang , yardbird , yardie , yarding , yardland , yardman

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