1.1 informal A prison, especially on a warship.
- I've seen my fair share of brigs and prisons and I've seen them on both sides of the wall.
- A security team lead the prisoners off to the brig.
- You've saved a pirate from the brig, helped him find his hat and now you're talking surgery to him.
Early 18th century: abbreviation of brigantine (the original sense).
Words that rhyme with brigbig, dig, fig, gig, grig, jig, lig, pig, prig, rig, snig, sprig, swig, tig, trig, twig, Whig, wig
Definition of brig in:
- British & World English dictionary
From Old Norse bryggja.
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