Meaning of lugsail in English:

lugsail

Translate lugsail into Spanish

noun

  • An asymmetrical four-sided sail which is bent on and hoisted from a steeply inclined yard.

    ‘As you see, the balanced lug sail pivots around the mast.’
    • ‘Modern and novice sailors are horrified about the lugsail being distorted by pressing against the mast on one tack but the effect is quite slight.’

Pronunciation

lugsail

/ˈlʌɡseɪl/ /ˈlʌɡs(ə)l/

Origin

Late 17th century probably from lug + the noun sail.