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[foo l-rigd] /ˈfʊlˈrɪgd/
(of a sailing vessel) rigged as a ship; square-rigged on all of three or more masts.
having all equipment.
Origin of full-rigged
First recorded in 1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for full-rigged
Historical Examples
  • full-rigged, sir; many of 'em, and drawing eight feet at least.

    The Inn at the Red Oak Latta Griswold
  • What prettier sight is there than a full-rigged vessel with all sails spread!

  • In the parlor of the little cottage was a full-rigged brig, made entirely by him.

    The Yacht Club Oliver Optic
  • Two of these vessels were barques, and one a full-rigged ship.

    The Pirate Island Harry Collingwood
  • Sailor Dan: "Yes—you seldom see a full-rigged skirt, or anything."

  • A third time he appeared with the model of a full-rigged ship in his hand.

    Rivers of Ice R.M. Ballantyne
  • How can a boy like I am know how to manage a full-rigged ship?

    Sail Ho! George Manville Fenn
  • One clipper's as good as another if both are sound in the hull and full-rigged.

    Donald and Dorothy Mary Mapes Dodge
  • We ran along by the mouth of the harbor, and saw a full-rigged brig going in.

    Sea Stories Various
  • There was no doubt of it, they were gazing at a full-rigged ship.

    Tom Fairfield at Sea Allen Chapman
British Dictionary definitions for full-rigged


(of a sailing vessel) having three or more masts rigged square
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