from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Fitted with square sails as the principal sails.
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- adj. Having (approximately) square sails rigged onto spars perpendicular to the keel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the sails extended upon yards suspended horizontally by the middle, as distinguished from fore-and-aft sails; thus, a ship and a brig are square-rigged vessels.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Nautical, having the principal sails extended by yards slung to the masts by the middle, and not by gaffs, booms, or lateen yards. Thus, a ship, a bark, and a brig are square-rigged vessels. See cut under ship.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. rigged with square sails as the principal ones
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