[ skwair-rigd ]
/ ˈskwɛərˈrɪgd /

adjective Nautical.

having square sails as the principal sails.


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Origin of square-rigged

First recorded in 1760–70

OTHER WORDS FROM square-rigged

square-rig·ger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for square-rigger (1 of 2)



nautical a square-rigged ship

British Dictionary definitions for square-rigger (2 of 2)



nautical rigged with square sails
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