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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Yardarm \Yard"arm`\, n. 1. (Naut.) Either half of a square-rigged vessel's yard, from the center or mast to the end. [1913 Webster] Note: Ships are said to be yardarm and yardarm when so near as to touch, or interlock yards. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) The portion of a yard outboard of the slings, often called the outer quarter. [RDH] Note: A yard is considered to have four unequal quarters, two quarters extending from the mast to the slings on each side, and two smaller outer quarters outboard of the slings. [RDH]