- (of a sailing vessel) rigged as a ship; square-rigged on all of three or more masts.
- having all equipment.
Origin of full-rigged
First recorded in 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for full-rigged
Full-rigged, sir; many of 'em, and drawing eight feet at least.The Inn at the Red Oak
What prettier sight is there than a full-rigged vessel with all sails spread!Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail
In the parlor of the little cottage was a full-rigged brig, made entirely by him.The Yacht Club
Two of these vessels were barques, and one a full-rigged ship.The Pirate Island
Sailor Dan: "Yes—you seldom see a full-rigged skirt, or anything."Jokes For All Occasions
- (of a sailing vessel) having three or more masts rigged square