An asymmetrical four-sided sail that is hoisted on 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.’
Late 17th century: probably from lug + the noun sail.
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