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Meaning of BRIG

Pronunciation:  brig

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a penal institution (especially on board a ship)
  2. [n]  two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on both masts

BRIG is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: penal facility, penal institution, sailing ship, sailing vessel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Brig\ (br[i^]g), n.
    A bridge. [Scot.] --Burns.
  2. \Brig\, n. [Shortened from {Brigantine}.] (Naut.)
    A two-masted, square-rigged vessel.
    {Hermaphrodite brig}, a two-masted vessel square-rigged
       forward and schooner-rigged aft. See Illustration in
  3. \Brig\, n. [Origin unknown.] (Nav.)
    On a United States man-of-war, the prison or place of
    confinement for offenders.
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