Definition of square-rigger in English:

Share this entry

square-rigger

noun

A square-rigged sailing ship.
Example sentences
  • We'd boarded the five-masted square-rigger Royal Clipper about 12 hours earlier, but my first evening afloat was shrouded in a somewhat hazy glow.
  • For square-riggers, the island had a perfect strategic location for control of the island chain to the south, and it had, in English Harbour, one of the world's most protected anchorages.
  • In 2001, an exact replica of Capt. James Cook's famous square-rigger was launched with a modern crew to retrace the most perilous leg of his historic voyage of discovery from Australia to Indonesia.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: square-rigger

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.