Part of speech: noun

Either end of a yard.

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Usage examples "yardarm":

  1. The captain then called to him to go out to the end of the " yardarm." - "The Life of a Ship", R.M. Ballantyne.
  2. May I be ignominiously hanged at a yardarm if that's true. - "'Twixt Land & Sea", Joseph Conrad.
  3. She would sniff around for a female presence, and then she would look at Paul; Paul would suggest that the sun was over the yardarm; and they would go to DiMillo's for dinner. - "O+F", John Moncure Wetterau.