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brig

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[ brig ]

noun

  1. Nautical.
    1. a two-masted vessel square-rigged on both masts.
    2. (formerly, in the U.S. Navy) an armed brig-rigged or brigantine-rigged vessel.
    3. the compartment of a ship where prisoners are confined.
  2. a place of confinement or detention, especially in the U.S. Navy or Marines; guardhouse.


Brig.

2

abbreviation for

  1. brigade.
  2. brigadier.

Brig.

1

abbreviation for

  1. Brigadier


brig

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/ brɪɡ /

noun

  1. a Scot and northern English word for a bridge 1

brig

3

/ brɪɡ /

noun

  1. nautical a two-masted square-rigger
  2. a prison, esp in a navy ship
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Word History and Origins

Origin of brig1

First recorded in 1705–15; short for brigantine
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Word History and Origins

Origin of brig1

C18: shortened from brigantine
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Example Sentences

Prior to that, Manning was held in pretrial confinement at Marine Corp Base Quantico Brig for nine months.

Manning was forced to strip and remain on a suicide-risk regime against the recommendations of Brig mental-health professionals.

Among them was Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith, the first openly gay person promoted to the rank of general in the U.S. military.

Her former commanding officer, Brig. Gen. Jack Stultz, gave the introductory remarks.

“I think the trial is a good thing because they killed many people,” said Army Brig. Gen. Sek Seng.

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.

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