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Term: yard (maritime)

Definition:

A long spar, tapered at the ends, attached at its middle to a mast and running athwartships; used to support the top of a square sail.

View pictures related to boating at Wisconsin Historical Images.

[Source: "Glossary." Wisconsin's Great Lakes Shipwrecks (http://www.wisconsinshipwrecks.org/)]
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