Definitions for yardarmˈyɑrdˌɑrm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
either of the outer portions of the yard of a square sail.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of yardarm:
either end of the yard of a square-rigged ship
The outer quarters of a horizontal spar attached to the mast athwartships, equipped with blocks for reeving signal halyards.
either half of a square-rigged vessel's yard, from the center or mast to the end
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