fore-and-aft rig

noun

Definition of fore-and-aft rig

: a sailing-ship rig in which most or all of the sails are not attached to yards but are bent to gaffs or set on the masts or on stays in a fore-and-aft line

First Known Use of fore-and-aft rig

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Fore-and-aft rig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fore-and-aft%20rig. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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