Definition of square-rigged in English:

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square-rigged

adjective

(Of a sailing ship) having the principal sails at right angles to the length of the ship, supported by horizontal yards attached to the mast or masts.
Example sentences
  • Though square-rigged sailing ships have just about vanished from our oceans, they have left us present-day sailors with a racial memory of grandeur, power, and beauty.
  • Few, if any, of the divers aboard the JdL for our late-summer dive cruise had prior sailing experience, particularly on a square-rigged sailing ship like this brigantine.
  • The square-rigged sailing ship Stavros S Niarchos was launched in 2000 to provide sail training for young people.

Words that rhyme with square-rigged

bewigged, ship-rigged

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