leg-of-mutton sail

leg-of-mutton sail
noun
: a triangular sail with its apex at the masthead

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leg-of-mutton sail,
triangular sail with its head at the masthead, and not set on a gaff or yard.

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  • leg-of-mutton — /leg euh mut n, euhv /, adj. having the triangular shape of a leg of mutton: leg of mutton sail; a dress with leg of mutton sleeves. Also, leg o mutton. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • leg-of-mutton — leg′ of mut′ton or leg′ o mut′ton adj. 1) having the triangular shape of a leg of mutton: a leg of mutton sail[/ex] 2) clo (of the sleeve of a dress or blouse) full and puffed from shoulder to elbow and then tightly fitted from elbow to wrist •… …   From formal English to slang

  • leg-of-mutton — adjective or leg o mutton | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ : having the general shape or outline of a leg of mutton; especially : having a full upper arm and a fitted lower arm and wrist used of the sleeve of a woman s garment * * * /leg euh mut n, euhv /, adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • leg-of-mutton — or leg o mutton adjective Date: 1840 having the approximately triangular shape or outline of a leg of mutton < a leg of mutton sleeve > < a leg of mutton sail > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Leg-of-mutton — Leg of mut ton, a. Having the general shape or outline of a leg of mutton; as, a leg of mutton, or shoulder of mutton, sail. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shoulder-of-mutton sail — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : leg of mutton sail * * * shoulder of mutton sail noun A triangular sail • • • Main Entry: ↑shoulder …   Useful english dictionary

  • leg-of-mutton — /lɛg ə ˈmʌtn/ (say leg uh mutn) adjective 1. having the triangular shape of a leg of mutton, as a sail, etc. 2. (of a sleeve) very full at the shoulder then narrowing so as to be closely fitting at the wrist …  

  • Shoulder-of-mutton sail — Shoulder Shoul der, n. [OE. shulder, shuldre, schutder, AS. sculdor; akin to D. schoulder, G. schulter, OHG. scultarra, Dan. skulder, Sw. skuldra.] 1. (Anat.) The joint, or the region of the joint, by which the fore limb is connected with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leg — n. & v. n. 1 a each of the limbs on which a person or animal walks and stands. b the part of this from the hip to the ankle. 2 a leg of an animal or bird as food. 3 an artificial leg (wooden leg). 4 a part of a garment covering a leg or part of a …   Useful english dictionary

  • sail — Synonyms and related words: aeroplane, airlift, airplane, balloon, balloon sail, batten, be airborne, be effortless, be painless, boat, boltrope, breeze, canoe, canvas, carry sail, circumnavigate, clew, cloth, coast, course, cringle, cross,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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