fore-and-aft rig
noun Date: 1879 a sailing-ship rig in which most or all of the sails are not attached to yards but are bent to gaffs or set on the masts or on stays in a fore-and-aft line

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  • fore-and-aft rig — fore′ and aft′ rig n. naut. navig. a rig in which the principal sails are fore and aft • Etymology: 1825–35 fore′ and aft′rigged , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • Fore-and-aft rig — A fore and aft rig is a sailing rig consisting mainly of sails that are set along the line of the keel rather than perpendicular to it. Such sails are described as fore and aft rigged.Fore and aft rigged sails include Staysails, Bermuda rigged… …   Wikipedia

  • fore-and-aft rig — noun rig in which the principal sails are fore and aft • Hypernyms: ↑rig, ↑rigging * * * noun 1. : a sailing ship rig in which most or all of the sails are not attached to yards but are bent to gaffs or set on the masts or on stays in the midship …   Useful english dictionary

  • fore-and-aft rig — fore and aftrigged, adj. Naut. a rig in which the principal sails are fore and aft. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • fore-and-aft — adjective parallel with the keel of a boat or ship • Similar to: ↑lengthwise, ↑lengthways • Topics: ↑seafaring, ↑navigation, ↑sailing * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymolog …   Useful english dictionary

  • fore-and-aft rigged — adjective : equipped with a fore and aft rig …   Useful english dictionary

  • fore-and-aft sail — any of various sails, as jib headed sails, gaff sails, lugsails, lateen sails, spritsails, staysails, and jibs, that do not set on yards and whose normal position, when not trimmed, is in a fore and aft direction amidships. [1810 20] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • fore-and-aft — /fɔr ən ˈaft/ (say fawr uhn ahft) adjective 1. parallel to the longitudinal axis of a ship. 2. denoting a rig in which the principal sails are set on gaffs, stags, or masts, on the centre line of the vessel. –adverb Also, all fore and aft. 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fore-and-aftrig — fore and aft rig n. A rig on a sailing ship that has quadrilateral and triangular sails set to the fore and aft line and that can be trimmed to leeward. * * * …   Universalium

  • fore-and-after — [fôr′ naf′tər] n. a schooner, ketch, or other ship with fore and aft rig …   English World dictionary

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