Marconi rig


noun Nautical.

a rig of triangular sails for a yacht.

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Also called Bermuda rig, Bermudan rig, Bermudian rig.

Origin of Marconi rig

First recorded in 1915–20; after G. Marconi

OTHER WORDS FROM Marconi rig

Mar·co·ni-rigged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Marconi rig

Marconi rig
/ (mɑːˈkəʊnɪ) /

noun

nautical a fore-and-aft sailing boat rig with triangular sails

Derived forms of Marconi rig

Marconi-rigged, adjective

Word Origin for Marconi rig

C20: from Marconi, from its resemblance to some types of radio aerial
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