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cat rig

noun Nautical.
  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.
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Origin of cat rig

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for cat rig

cat rig

noun
  1. the rig of a catboat
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Derived Formscatrigged, adjective
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