square rig

noun

: a sailing-ship rig in which the principal sails are extended on yards fastened to the masts horizontally and at their center

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of square rig was circa 1875

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“Square rig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/square%20rig. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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