a sail set beneath a horizontal yard, the normal position of which, when not trimmed to the wind, is directly athwartships.
(nautical) a rectangular or square sail set on a horizontal yard rigged more or less athwartships
noun, Typography. 1. a font of type having serifs with a weight equal to or greater than that of the main strokes. Compare Egyptian (def 5).
noun, Mining. 1. a set having 12 timbers joined to form eight 90° solid angles.
noun 1. square deal.
noun, Informal. 1. an honest, fair person. square shooter noun 1. (informal, mainly US) an honest or frank person square peg