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adjective Nautical.
  1. (of a sailing vessel) rigged as a ship; full-rigged.
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Origin of ship-rigged

First recorded in 1835–45
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Historical Examples of ship-rigged

  • They were small craft, of the "Pinnace" type, ship-rigged, with spritsail-topmasts.

    British Flags

    W. G. Perrin

  • The stem raked a good deal for a ship-rigged vessel; the post raked slightly.

  • She measured nearly eight hundred tons, was ship-rigged, and had been built many years.

    Peter the Whaler

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The term “sloop” is now usually applied to a man-of-war, ship-rigged, and carrying less than 18 guns.

  • The new Wasp, like her sister ships, carried twenty-two guns and a crew of one hundred and seventy men, and was ship-rigged.

    Hero Tales From American History

    Henry Cabot Lodge, and Theodore Roosevelt

British Dictionary definitions for ship-rigged


  1. rigged as a full-rigged ship
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