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[foo l-rigd]
  1. (of a sailing vessel) rigged as a ship; square-rigged on all of three or more masts.
  2. having all equipment.
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Origin of full-rigged

First recorded in 1820–30
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Historical Examples of full-rigged

  • Full-rigged, sir; many of 'em, and drawing eight feet at least.

    The Inn at the Red Oak

    Latta Griswold

  • What prettier sight is there than a full-rigged vessel with all sails spread!

  • In the parlor of the little cottage was a full-rigged brig, made entirely by him.

    The Yacht Club

    Oliver Optic

  • Two of these vessels were barques, and one a full-rigged ship.

    The Pirate Island

    Harry Collingwood

  • Sailor Dan: "Yes—you seldom see a full-rigged skirt, or anything."

British Dictionary definitions for full-rigged


  1. (of a sailing vessel) having three or more masts rigged square
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