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  1. (of a sailboat) fore-and-aft rigged with a mainsail and a jib.
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Origin of sloop-rigged

First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for sloop-rigged

Historical Examples

  • She was sloop-rigged, but seemed to be a vessel of some size.

    Hurricane Hurry

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • She is sloop-rigged, with a very short gaff, and a fore-triangle, about the same as 'Faugh-a-Ballagh.'

  • Sloop-rigged, and carvel built, she had white mouldings over a yellow streak, and her bulwark was painted green inside.

  • Our boat was sloop-rigged, and carried three officers, a passenger, and ten men.

  • Like their own craft, the other boat carried a single mast and was sloop-rigged.

    The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code

    John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton

British Dictionary definitions for sloop-rigged


  1. nautical rigged as a sloop, typically with a jib and a mainsail
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