a two-masted sailing vessel, square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft-rigged on the mainmast.
- Also called brigantine.
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How to use hermaphrodite brig in a sentence
The vessel in sight was a large hermaphrodite brig, of a Dutch build, and painted black, with a tawdry gilt figure-head.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe | Edgar Allan Poe
An hermaphrodite brig was seventy one days from New Orleans—and a keel boat one hundred and one; the latter to Louisville.Norman's New Orleans and Environs | B. M. Norman
She was a rakish-looking hermaphrodite brig, and in the bright moonlight looked Yankee.Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States | Raphael Semmes
We now ranged up alongside of the other, which proved to be the hermaphrodite brig, Kate Cory, of Westport.Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States | Raphael Semmes
She passed out of hail, but we made her out to be an hermaphrodite brig, with Brazilian colors in her main rigging.Sea Stories | Various
British Dictionary definitions for hermaphrodite brig
a sailing vessel with two masts, rigged square on the foremast and fore-and-aft on the aftermast: Also called: brigantine
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