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Definition of "yardarm" []

  • Nautical Either end of a yard of a square sail. (noun)
  • The two tapering outer ends of a ship's yard (noun)

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Use "yardarm" in a sentence
  • "They looked aloft; at the end of the yardarm was a mass of bluish light like a small globe."
  • "They rigged a double yardarm onto the masts to which they attached cauldrons full of flammable liquid."
  • "Pazel made a show of checking the yardarm bolts, and the knots on the closest stays."