Definitions for: Brig


[n] a penal institution (especially on board a ship)
[n] two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on both masts



Webster (1913) Definition: Brig (br[i^]g), n.
A bridge. [Scot.] --Burns.


Brig, n. [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.


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

See Also: penal facility, penal institution, sailing ship, sailing vessel

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