cat rig


: a rig consisting of a single mast far forward carrying a single large sail extended by a boom
cat-rigged adjective

Examples of cat rig in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ideal rig would simply be a beefed-up version of the channel cat rig, starting with a sinker slide and bead on the main line, followed by a barrel swivel. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 20 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cat rig was in 1867

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“Cat rig.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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