Marconi rig

noun
Mar·​co·​ni rig | \ mär-ˈkō-nē- How to pronounce Marconi rig (audio) \

Definition of Marconi rig

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

First Known Use of Marconi rig

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of Marconi rig was in 1916

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“Marconi rig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Marconi%20rig. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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