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hermaphrodite brig Line breaks: herm|aph¦ro|dite brig

Definition of hermaphrodite brig in English:


A two-masted sailing ship with a square-rigged foremast and, on the mainmast, a square topsail above a fore-and-aft gaff mainsail.
Example sentences
  • The text stretches on and away, as dry and lifeless as an endless doldrums passage in a wormy, hermaphrodite brig.
  • All four are two masted hermaphrodite brigs, and are fitted for extended off-shore operations.
  • There are several hermaphrodite brigs that are still sailing, for example the beautiful wooden Søren Larsen.

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