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Marconi rig

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noun \mär-ˈkō-nē-\

Definition of Marconi rig

  1. :  a fore-and-aft rig in which the sails are triangular and are not supported by gaffs



Origin and Etymology of marconi rig

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


First Known Use: 1916


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