- a two-masted vessel square-rigged on both masts.
- (formerly, in the U.S. Navy) an armed brig-rigged or brigantine-rigged vessel.
- the compartment of a ship where prisoners are confined.
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Origin of brig
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Example sentences from the Web for brig
Manning was forced to strip and remain on a suicide-risk regime against the recommendations of Brig mental-health professionals.Bradley Manning: ‘I Will Recover From This ... This Is Just a Stage in My Life’|Alexa O'Brien|August 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He had made up his mind to sail the brig in and risk the hazards of shoal water.Blackbeard: Buccaneer|Ralph D. Paine
Jack, having a good chart, felt confident of being able to take the brig in without a pilot.The Three Lieutenants|W.H.G. Kingston
No vessel, unless one well acquainted with the coast, could have ventured to stand in as close as the brig had done.Old Jack|W.H.G. Kingston