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- adj. having its main sails rigged onto spars or stays parallel to the keel
- adj. rigged in this manner
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"It isn't Captain Brown's ship," said Eric now decisively, his sailor eye having distinguished while she was yet in the distance that the vessel was a fore-and-aft-rigged schooner, although Fritz could not then tell what sort of craft she was.
In her wake plodded a tiny fore-and-aft-rigged steamer-yacht: the _Deerhound_, showing the flag of the Royal Mersey (British) Yacht Club.
A schooner is a fore-and-aft-rigged vessel with at least two masts and four sails -- mainsail, foresail, jib, and the staysail generally called a wind-bag.
The _Agra_ had already shown great sailing qualities: the log was hove at sundown and gave eleven knots; so that with a good breeze abaft few fore-and-aft-rigged pirates could overhaul her.
You're as handy a lad as a man need wish to be shipmates with, aboard a fore-and-aft-rigged craft; but you ought to know some'at about square-rigged vessels too afore you sails foreign.
a fore-and-aft-rigged ship, usually with two masts, built for speed.