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brig1

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Pronunciation: /brɪɡ
 
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noun

1A two-masted square-rigged ship, typically having an additional lower fore-and-aft sail on the gaff and a boom to the mainmast.
Example sentences
  • One tremendously successful ship design was the two-masted brig of war.
  • We sailed out after the brig.
  • He arrived in South Australia on his own ship, the brig New Holland.
2 informal A prison, especially on a warship.
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.

Origin

early 18th century: abbreviation of brigantine (the original sense).

Words that rhyme with brig

big, dig, fig, frig, gig, grig, jig, lig, pig, prig, rig, snig, sprig, swig, tig, trig, twig, Whig, wig

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brig2

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Pronunciation: /brɪɡ
 
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noun

Scottish & Northern English
A bridge.

Origin

from Old Norse bryggja.

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