square rig

noun

Definition of square rig

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

First Known Use of square rig

circa 1875, in the meaning defined above

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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 1 Jul. 2022.

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