Marconi rig

Marconi rig
noun Etymology: probably from the resemblance of the complex arrangement of stays and struts to that used to support the antennae used in wireless telegraphy, invented by Guglielmo Marconi Date: 1916 a fore-and-aft rig in which the sails are triangular and are not supported by gaffs

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  • marconi rig — n. (Naut.) A rig of triangular sails for a yacht. Syn: Bermuda rig, Bermudan rig, Bermudian rig. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marconi rig — ☆ Marconi rig n. [so named because the structure resembles that used in wireless telegraphy, developed by MARCONI Marchese Guglielmo] a popular sailing rig with a tall, triangular mainsail set fore and aft …   English World dictionary

  • Marconi rig — noun a rig of triangular sails for a yacht • Syn: ↑Bermuda rig, ↑Bermudan rig, ↑Bermudian rig • Hypernyms: ↑rig, ↑rigging * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized M …   Useful english dictionary

  • Marconi rig — Marconi rigged, adj. Naut. a rig of triangular sails for a yacht. Also called Bermuda rig, Bermudan rig, Bermudian rig. [1915 20; after G. MARCONI] * * * …   Universalium

  • Marconi rig — Marco′ni rig n. naut. a rig of triangular sails for a yacht • Etymology: 1915–20; after G. Marconi; appar. from its resemblance to radio antennas …   From formal English to slang

  • Marconi rig — /maˈkoʊni rɪg/ (say mah kohnee rig) noun → Bermuda rig. {named after Guglielmo Marconi, probably from its resemblance to early antennas used by him for his wireless telegraphy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Marconi rig — noun Bermuda rig …   Wiktionary

  • Marconi — may refer to: Contents 1 People 2 Businesses 3 Places 4 Other uses People Guglielmo Marconi, Italian born radio p …   Wikipedia

  • Bermuda rig — Diagram of a Bermuda or Marconi rig, on a typical monohull sloop. The term Bermuda rig refers to a configuration of mast and rigging for a type of sailboat and is also known as a Marconi rig; this is the typical configuration for most modern… …   Wikipedia

  • Guglielmo Marconi — Born 25 April 1874(1874 04 25) Palazzo Marescalchi, Bologna …   Wikipedia

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