cat rig

  1. 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

Words Nearby cat rig Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cat rig in a sentence

  • I strongly advise the beginner to use the cat rig, no matter what type of hull he employs.

    On Yacht Sailing | Thomas Fleming Day
  • After you have learned to handle a boat under cat rig you can get one with a jib, and learn to sail the more complicated rig.

    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

  1. the rig of a catboat

Derived forms of cat rig

  • catrigged, adjective

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