A horizontal spar, supported by a mast, from which a sail is suspended.
Compound word from yard + arm.
- He climbed out on the yardarm to fix the sail.
- The sailors hoisted the flag at the yardarm.
- The ship was damaged when the yardarm broke in a storm.
- He was skilled at climbing the yardarm to furl the sails.
- The ship's crew were able to repair the yardarm in time for the next voyage.