Yardarm (noun)

A horizontal spar, supported by a mast, from which a sail is suspended.

Origin:

Compound word from yard + arm.

Examples:

  1. He climbed out on the yardarm to fix the sail.
  2. The sailors hoisted the flag at the yardarm.
  3. The ship was damaged when the yardarm broke in a storm.
  4. He was skilled at climbing the yardarm to furl the sails.
  5. The ship's crew were able to repair the yardarm in time for the next voyage.
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