Marconi rig

noun Nautical.

a rig of triangular sails for a yacht.

Origin of Marconi rig

First recorded in 1915–20; after G. Marconi
Also called Bermuda rig, Bermudan rig, Bermudian rig.
Related formsMar·co·ni-rigged, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for marconi rig

Marconi rig


nautical a fore-and-aft sailing boat rig with triangular sails
Derived FormsMarconi-rigged, adjective

Word Origin for Marconi rig

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