Hermaphrodite brig
Hermaphrodite Her*maph"ro*dite, a. Including, or being of, both sexes; as, an hermaphrodite animal or flower. [1913 Webster]

{Hermaphrodite brig}. (Naut.) See under {Brig}. --Totten.


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  • Hermaphrodite brig — Brig Brig, n. [Shortened from {Brigantine}.] (Naut.) A two masted, square rigged vessel. [1913 Webster] {Hermaphrodite brig}, a two masted vessel square rigged forward and schooner rigged aft. See Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hermaphrodite brig — n. a two masted ship with a square rigged foremast and a fore and aft rigged mainmast …   English World dictionary

  • Hermaphrodite brig — A hermaphrodite brig, or brig schooner is a type of two masted sailing ship which has square sails on the foremast combined with fore and aft rigged sails on the mainmast. As such it has a mix of the two main types of sail plan, hence the term… …   Wikipedia

  • hermaphrodite brig — noun a two masted sailing ship which has square sails on the foremast combined with a schooner rig on the mainmast (triangular topsail over a gaff mainsail). As such it has a mix of the two main types of sail plan, hence the term hermaphrodite.… …   Wiktionary

  • hermaphrodite brig — hermaph′rodite brig n. naut. navig. a two masted sailing vessel, square rigged on the foremast and fore and aft rigged on the mainmast Also called brigantine 2) • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • hermaphrodite brig — a two masted sailing vessel, square rigged on the foremast and fore and aft rigged on the mainmast. Also called brigantine. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • hermaphrodite brig — noun a two masted sailing ship with a square rigged foremast and, on the mainmast, a square topsail above a fore and aft gaff mainsail …   English new terms dictionary

  • hermaphrodite brig — noun two masted sailing vessel square rigged on the foremast and fore and aft rigged on the mainmast • Syn: ↑brigantine • Hypernyms: ↑sailing vessel, ↑sailing ship …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hermaphrodite — Her*maph ro*dite, a. Including, or being of, both sexes; as, an hermaphrodite animal or flower. [1913 Webster] {Hermaphrodite brig}. (Naut.) See under {Brig}. Totten …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brig|an|tine — «BRIHG uhn teen, tyn», noun. 1. a ship with two masts. The foremast is square rigged; the mainmast is fore and aft rigged. 2. = hermaphrodite brig. (Cf. ↑hermaphrodite brig) ╂[< Middle French brigantin < Italian brigantino < brigare; see …   Useful english dictionary

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