butter–rigged

adjective butt·er–rigged \ˈbətə(r)¦rigd, -ətə-\

Definition of butter–rigged

of a topsail schooner

  1. :  having the topgallant yard hoist with halyards rather than fixed by lifts

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Origin and Etymology of butter–rigged

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


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