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yardarm

Nautical the two tapering outer ends of a ship's yard
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yardarm

[′yär‚därm]
(naval architecture)
One of the ends of a yard.
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Perched 100ft above the deck on the upper topsail yardarm of a Tall Ship in a Force 4 wind, I could have done with a brandy to preserve my nerves as we stowed the sails.
For the unsteady and uneducated, this means climbing the main mast to the lower topsail yardarm and down the other side.
The wretched survivors were reduced to eating rats and mice, tactless soup made from wood-shavings, and even the tough leather wrappings from the yardarms.
Americans were up to their yardarms in that exploitation.
The absurdity of the majority's decision was captured in an eloquent dissent by Judge Stephen Reinhardt, who suggested that his colleagues' narrow focus on whether hanging causes unnecessary pain would allow the guillotine, or "public exhibiting of carcasses on yardarms" and "the stringing up of bodies in public squares."
Inside the shop, yardarms and masts are hand-formed as if the past two centuries suddenly rolled away.
All models can track more than 200 emitters simultaneously and use a common antenna array (direction-finding "clusters" at the masthead and omni arrays on the yardarms).