from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Rigged with three or more masts and square sails.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Rigged like a ship, with three masts, each with square sails.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Rigged like a ship, that is, having three masts, each with square sails.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Rigged as a three-masted vessel, with square sails on all three masts; also, square-rigged: as, a ship-rigged mast. See ship, 1.
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A felibote (Spanish) or flibot (French) or “flyboat,” in one of its early meanings, was, as defined by R. M. Nance, “an enlarged, ship-rigged barge, contrived to carry as much merchandise as possible with the smallest possible crew.”
Most appear to have been three-masted and ship-rigged, like their larger cousins.
The larger vessel had not changed a scrap—a ship-rigged barque standing about fourteen feet from gunwales to water, which meant she had no cargo aboard—no poop and no forecastle, just a quarterdeck and a galley aft of the foremast.
She was three hundred and eighty tons burden, ship-rigged, and was equipped with a horizontal engine, placed between decks, with boilers in the hold.
The vessels forming the flotilla consisted of praams, ship-rigged, and brigs carrying one or two eighteen or twenty-four pounders, and the largest a thirty-two pounder (with sixty or ninety men), all of them flat-bottomed.
The stem raked a good deal for a ship-rigged vessel; the post raked slightly.
The old, inaccurate model, built to the scale of one-half inch to the foot, represents an auxiliary, side-wheel, ship-rigged steamer.
_Savannah_ shows a ship-rigged, flush-decked vessel with a small deckhouse forward of the mainmast and nearly abreast of the side paddle wheels.
A sound, teak-built, staunch, ship-rigged vessel of 1200 tons register, and classed A1 at
I found her a good-sized thing of 500 odd tons, ship-rigged, with auxiliary engine of seventy horse-power, and pretty heavily armour-plated round the bows.
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