Definition of Crossjack

1. Noun. The lowermost sail on a mizzenmast.

Exact synonyms: Mizzen Course
Generic synonyms: Canvas, Canvass, Sail, Sheet

Definition of Crossjack

1. n. The lowest square sail, or the lower yard of the mizzenmast.

Definition of Crossjack

1. Noun. (nautical) On a mizzenmast, the lowest sail ¹

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Definition of Crossjack

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Crossjack

crosshead
crossheading
crossheads
crossing
crossing guard
crossing guards
crossing number
crossing one's fingers
crossing over
crossing swords
crossing the aisle
crossing the floor
crossing the line
crossings
crossish
crossjack (current term)
crossjacks
crosslegged
crosslet
crosslets
crosslicense
crosslicensed
crosslicenses
crosslicensing
crosslike
crosslinear
crosslinearly
crosslinguistic
crosslink
crosslinked

Literary usage of Crossjack

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Seamanship by George Strong Nares, United States Coast Guard Academy (1865)
"crossjack brace. Double—from the deck, through a block secured to the necklace for the main futtock rigging ; through the brace block at the ..."

2. Encyclopaedia of Ships and Shipping by Herbert B. Mason (1908)
"See Naval Ceremonies. Crossing the bows. Passing close ahead. crossjack. ... crossjack-lifts. Ropes which reach from the mizzen mast-head to yard arms on ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and (1823)
"150, Stay. 151. Derrick and span. 152, Top. 153, crossjack yard. ... 156, crossjack slings.—157, Mizen-topmast. ..."

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