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full-rigged Line breaks: full-rigged

Definition of full-rigged in English:


(Of a sailing ship) having three or more masts that all carry square sails.
Example sentences
  • Cruise the Mediterranean in unaccustomed splendour aboard the Royal Clipper, the only square-sailed full-rigged ship in the world with five masts.
  • In 1900 he took his love of ships a step further and joined the full-rigged ship Grassmere and sailed in her around Cape Horn to England.
  • Another attempt at relating the expression to sailing ships has it that nine yards is somehow related to the area of canvas, but a full-rigged ship had vastly more than nine square yards of sail.
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