a two-masted sailing vessel, square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft-rigged on the mainmast.
Origin of hermaphrodite brig
First recorded in 1830–40
Also called brigantine.
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British Dictionary definitions for hermaphrodite brig
a sailing vessel with two masts, rigged square on the foremast and fore-and-aft on the aftermastAlso called: brigantine
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