Frequently resorted to for the staysails, square-sail yard, &c.
The bowsprit was crossed by a heavy spar, on which a square-sail was hoisted.
If it goes round a point more we will get the square-sail ready for hoisting.
When round, they came again upon even terms, as 'Livonia' had to luff and to lower her square-sail.
The term is applied to any fore-and-aft vessels setting a square-sail, flying, below the lower cross-trees.
A boom hooked on to an eye-bolt in the fore-part of the fore-mast of a fore-and-aft vessel, to boom out the square-sail.
Is full schooner-rigged, but carries a square-topsail on the fore-mast; the fore-sail not bent, but set as a square-sail.
We hoisted our square-sail and wet our other sails, but the schooner gained upon us rapidly.
The chap who cut away the square-sail halyards, I felt certain was no Spaniard.
Half an hour later the wind had gone round far enough for the square-sail to be used to advantage, and it was accordingly hoisted.