Definition of Marconi rig
: a fore-and-aft rig in which the sails are triangular and are not supported by gaffs
Origin and Etymology of 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
First Known Use: 1916See Words from the same year
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