1. nautical a square-rigged ship

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How to use square-rigger in a sentence

  • At the end of two hours they came upon a square-rigger with her decks just awash, and six men clinging to her rigging.

    A Labrador Doctor | Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • Probably he would be all right on a square-rigger, but he makes entirely too much fuss here.

  • There is not, as in the square-rigger, a balancing of weights and strains.

    On Yachts and Yacht Handling | Thomas Fleming Day
  • I thought perhaps you were trying to ring in a square-rigger on me, and I'm not familiar with them.

    Cappy Ricks Retires | Peter B. Kyne
  • Hence a schooner is often called a "fore-and-after;" and a ship, a "square-rigger."

    Practical Boat-Sailing | Douglas Frazar