Definition Of brig


a two-masted, square-rigged ship with an additional gaff sail on the mainmast.

One tremendously successful ship design was the two-masted brig of war.


Example Of brig

  • A security team lead the prisoners off to the brig .

  • A year later a group of American sealers arrived aboard the brig Union.

  • After being left in the brig for a few days the captain finally came to retrieve her.

  • All day and night the good brig Quedagh Merchant bobbed and weaved through the winter's stormy blast.

  • And YOU need to remember, Nelal, you are a civilian, and I can have you thrown in the brig for such conduct.

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