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
Words nearby cat rig
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British Dictionary definitions for cat rig
the rig of a catboat
Derived forms of cat rigcatrigged, adjective
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