having square sails as the principal sails.
- square-rigger, noun
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How to use square-rigged in a sentence
Their ships were usually square-rigged sailing vessels, which were commonly called galleons.Historic Adventures | Rupert S. Holland
Jib: A triangular sail set on a stay in square-rigged ships, and then called a standing jib.The Sportswoman's Library, v. 2 | Various
Yeo's squadron was mostly square-rigged, and was therefore equally serviceable in all kinds of weather.The Naval History of the United States | Willis J. Abbot.
You see, beyond the fact that she was a square-rigged ship we could say but little about her.Sturdy and Strong | G. A. Henty
Captain Swarth looked at the square-rigged ship, now on the port quarter—an ill-defined blur to his imperfect vision."Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea | Morgan Robertson
British Dictionary definitions for square-rigged
nautical rigged with square sails
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