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cat rig

noun, Nautical.
the typical rig of a catboat, consisting of a single mast with a long boom, set well forward and carrying a single gaff or jib-headed sail.
Origin of cat rig
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I strongly advise the beginner to use the cat rig, no matter what type of hull he employs.

    On Yacht Sailing Thomas Fleming Day
  • cat rig—A vessel with one mast, placed right in the bow, and carrying a single sail.

    On Yacht Sailing Thomas Fleming Day
British Dictionary definitions for cat rig

cat rig

the rig of a catboat
Derived Forms
catrigged, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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