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brig

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Brig \Brig\, noun [Origin unknown.] (Nav.) On a United States man-of-war, the prison or place of confinement for offenders. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Brig \Brig\, noun A bridge. [Scot.] --Burns.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Brig \Brig\, noun [Shortened from {Brigantine}.] (Naut.) A two-masted, square-rigged vessel.

{Hermaphrodite brig}, a two-masted vessel square-rigged forward and schooner-rigged aft. See Illustration in Appendix.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

brig

noun

1: two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on both masts

2: a penal institution (especially on board a ship)


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