First recorded in 1545–55; yard1 + arm1 (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Yardarm
- either of the outer portions of the yard of a square sail.
- nautical the two tapering outer ends of a ship's yard
- The outer extremity of a ship's yard.
- : either end of the yard of a square-rigged ship
Example sentences for Yardarm
- If we do not get to Tarragona by four o'clock this afternoon, I will have you hung from the yardarm.
- "I should like to see your owner dangling from the yardarm," the major said, wrathfully.
- Looking up, he saw a ball of fire running along a yardarm near the top of the mast.
- A rope was got and the end of it was flung over the yardarm, and a running noose made in it.
- Not a word was now spoken except by the master as he issued his orders from the yardarm.
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