cat rig


noun Nautical.

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.

Nearby words

  1. cat flu,
  2. cat got one's tongue,
  3. cat hole,
  4. cat litter,
  5. cat on a hot tin roof,
  6. cat scan,
  7. cat scanner,
  8. cat scratch disease,
  9. cat squirrel,
  10. cat standard

Origin of cat rig

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70

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British Dictionary definitions for cat rig

cat rig

noun

the rig of a catboat
Derived Formscatrigged, adjective

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