of a topsail schooner
: having the topgallant yard hoist with halyards rather than fixed by lifts

Word History


butt entry 5 + -er; from the topgallant yard's being butted against the topsail yard when the sails are furled

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“Butter-rigged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butter-rigged. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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