1.1 informal A prison, especially on a warship.
More example sentences
- 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).