- 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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Prior to that, Manning was held in pretrial confinement at Marine Corp Base Quantico Brig for nine months.Bradley Manning: ‘I Will Recover From This ... This Is Just a Stage in My Life’|Alexa O'Brien|August 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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
Among them was Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith, the first openly gay person promoted to the rank of general in the U.S. military.DOMA Struck Down: A Gay Warrior’s Joyful Day|Eleanor Clift|June 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her former commanding officer, Brig. Gen. Jack Stultz, gave the introductory remarks.Message to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan: America’s Greater Than Ever|Michael Daly|August 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“I think the trial is a good thing because they killed many people,” said Army Brig. Gen. Sek Seng.Show Trials Bring Cambodia Delayed Justice, but Where’s the Outrage?|Lennox Samuels|November 30, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Dangerous situation of the brig among the islands of Buccaneer's Archipelago.
At eight o'clock the natives came down as usual and were much disappointed in finding the brig moved from her former place.
After which, entering a current setting at one mile an hour to the westward, the brig made considerable progress.
One or two stopped to notice us and flew round the brig several times.
I suppose, however, it is true; or he would not still be living on board that dirty little brig in which we arrived.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham