Definition of Square-rigged

1. Adjective. Rigged with square sails as the principal ones.

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Definition of Square-rigged

1. Adjective. (nautical of a ship) Having (approximately) square sails rigged onto spars perpendicular to the keel. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Square-rigged

squanderingly
squandermania
squanders
squaraine
squaraines
squarate
square
square(a)
square(p)
square-bashing
square-built
square-dance
square-dance music
square-eyed
square-pushing
square-rigged (current term)
square-rigger
square-riggers
square-root
square-shouldered
square-toed
square and rabbet
square away
square ball
square bashing
square block
square bracket
square brackets
square centimeter
square centimeters

Literary usage of Square-rigged

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1. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative by Richard Henry Dana (1911)
"A ship is square-rigged throughout; that is, she has tops, ... A full-rigged brig is square-rigged at both her masts. ..."

2. Scientific American Reference Book by Albert Allis Hopkins, Alexander Russell Bond (1913)
"Some vessels have all the sails centered at the masts, or are square rigged; in others all the sails are "fore and aft;" and others again have the sails on ..."

3. Scientific American Reference Book by Albert Allis Hopkins, Alexander Russell Bond (1913)
"Home vessels have nil the sails centered at the masts, or are square rigged; ¡n others all the »ails aro "fore and aft;" and others again have the sails on ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1827)
"Though a sailor may say, " a square-rigged vessel,'' in contradistinction to a " fore-and-aft-rigged vessel,'' yet there is no such phrase in the nautical ..."

5. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"square-rigged. (Mutt.) Having square lower sails on every mast. Squaring the circle. (Math.) The problem of finding the side of a square equal in area .to a ..."

6. A Descriptive Dictionary of the Indian Islands & Adjacent Countries by John Crawfurd (1856)
"... where, in the season, may be seen, 100 small square-rigged vessels and large native craft with Chinese junks, bringing rice, cotton goods, ..."

7. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"À ship fitted as above described would be termed "square-rigged," the square sails predominating both m importance and in number. ..."

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