from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A two-masted vessel with a square-rigged foremast and a schooner-rigged mainmast.
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- noun nautical a two-masted
sailing shipwhich has square sails on the foremastcombined with a schoonerrig on the mainmast( triangular topsailover a gaff mainsail). As such it has a mix of the two main types of sail plan, hence the term hermaphrodite.
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- noun two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft rigged on the mainmast
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