adjective a ship that is square-rigged has its sails set across it and not along its length

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  • Square-rigged — (skw[^a]r r[i^]gd ), a. (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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • square-rigged — [skwer′rigd′] adj. rigged with square sails as the principal sails …   English World dictionary

  • square-rigged — square′ rigged′ adj. naut. navig. having square sails as the principal sails • Etymology: 1760–70 square′ rig′ger, n …   From formal English to slang

  • square-rigged — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a sailing ship) having the principal sails at right angles to the length of the ship …   English terms dictionary

  • square-rigged — ADJ: ADJ n A square rigged sailing ship has large square sails …   English dictionary

  • square-rigged — square rigger, n. /skwair rigd /, adj. Naut. having square sails as the principal sails. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • square-rigged — adjective rigged with square sails as the principal ones • Similar to: ↑rigged …   Useful english dictionary

  • square-rigged — adjective (of a ship) Having square sails rigged onto spars perpendicular to the keel …   Wiktionary

  • square-rigged — adjective Date: 1769 having or equipped with a square rig …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • square-rigged — /ˈskwɛə rɪgd/ (say skwair rigd) adjective Nautical having square sails as the principal sails …  

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