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brig

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noun \ˈbrig\

Definition of brig

  1. :  a 2-masted square-rigged ship



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Origin of brig

short for brigantine


First Known Use: 1712

Other Nautical Terms

Rhymes with brig


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brig

noun

Definition of brig

  1. 1 :  a place (as on a ship) for temporary confinement of offenders in the United States Navy

  2. 2 :  guardhouse, prison



Origin of brig

probably from 1brig


First Known Use: 1832


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brig

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Definition of brig




BRIG Defined for Kids

brig

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noun \ˈbrig\

Definition of brig for Students

  1. :  a square-rigged sailing ship with two masts




Law Dictionary

brig

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noun \ˈbrig\

Legal Definition of brig

  1. 1 :  a place (as on a ship) for temporary confinement of offenders in the United States Navy

  2. 2 :  a military prison





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