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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Fitted with square sails as the principal sails.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Naut.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective nautical, of a ship Having (approximately) square sails rigged onto spars perpendicular to the keel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective rigged with square sails as the principal ones

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Examples

  • Exactly ten years ago - on this very day - I was living on a square-rigged sailing ship as it circumnavigated the globe.

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  • Exactly ten years ago - on this very day - I was living on a square-rigged sailing ship as it circumnavigated the globe.

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  • Quartered at the southern end of the Philadelphia waterfront, Willing operated a countinghouse, warehouse, a retail store, and below those, a wharf, berth to his several square-rigged frigates.

    Robert Morris

  • Besides writing, she competes in endurance riding with her horse, sails on square-rigged ships, and is trying to finish a study in International Communication.

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  • Two square-rigged sails were mounted on separate masts set fore and aft.

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  • Quartered at the southern end of the Philadelphia waterfront, Willing operated a countinghouse, warehouse, a retail store, and below those, a wharf, berth to his several square-rigged frigates.

    Robert Morris

  • The square-rigged cargo ships, with their central wells ready for loading, were brought inshore, to be easily beached when the time came, and only the small, fast dragon-boats remained within the enclosed harbourage.

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  • Over the course of 33 days, these pirates will live aboard a massive 179 foot, square-rigged barque which carries 12,500 square feet of sail.

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  • Yardarm is the fing that teh sail hang frum on wun ob dem old timey square-rigged sailin shipses.

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  • Besides writing, she competes in endurance riding with her horse, sails on square-rigged ships, and is trying to finish a study in International Communication.

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