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noun, Nautical.
a small pole or spar crossing a fore-and-aft sail diagonally from the mast to the upper aftermost corner, serving to extend the sail.
(nautical) a light spar pivoted at the mast and crossing a fore-and-aft quadrilateral sail diagonally to the peak


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