square rig
noun Date: circa 1875 a sailing-ship rig in which the principal sails are extended on yards fastened to the masts horizontally and at their center

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Square rig — is a generic type of sail and rigging arrangement in which the primary driving sails are carried on horizontal spars which are perpendicular, or [http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/square#Adjective square] , to the keel of the vessel and to the masts …   Wikipedia

  • square-rig — square rig·ger; …   English syllables

  • square rig — noun : a sailing ship rig in which the sails are bent to the yards carried athwart the mast and trimmed with braces compare fore and aft rig …   Useful english dictionary

  • square-rig|ger — «SKWAIR RIHG uhr», noun. a square rigged ship: »In Boston…you could look over the harbor at the big square riggers anchored in the stream (Atlantic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • square-rigger — [skwer′rig′ər] n. a square rigged ship * * * square rig·ger (skwârʹrĭgʹər) n. A square rigged vessel. * * * …   Universalium

  • Square — may mean:Mathematics*Square (algebra), to multiply a number or other quantity by itself **Perfect square **Square matrix **Square number **Square root*Square (geometry), a polygon with four equal sides and angles **Unit square*Square wave, a… …   Wikipedia

  • square-rigged — square′ rigged′ adj. naut. navig. having square sails as the principal sails • Etymology: 1760–70 square′ rig′ger, n …   From formal English to slang

  • square-rigger — square rig·ger …   English syllables

  • square-rigged — adjective Date: 1769 having or equipped with a square rig …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • square — [adj1] honest, genuine aboveboard, decent, equal, equitable, ethical, even, fair, fair and square, impartial, impersonal, just, nonpartisan, objective, on the level, sporting, sportspersonlike, straight, straightforward, unbiased, unprejudiced,… …   New thesaurus

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