Fore-and-aft rigged

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fore-and-aft rigged (Naut) not rigged with square sails attached to yards, but with sails bent to gaffs or set on stays in the midship line of the vessel. See Schooner Sloop Cutter.
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Usage

In literature:

These, with new braces and clew-lines, fore and aft, gave us a good suit of running rigging.
"Two Years Before the Mast" by Richard Henry Dana
Both these were of matting, and, with two jibs and a fore and aft sail astern of cotton canvas, completed our rig.
"The Malay Archipelago" by Alfred Russell Wallace
Set up our rigging and stays fore and aft; sent the carpenter on shore to cut spars to fit our several guns on.
"The Logbooks of the Lady Nelson" by Ida Lee
The press of sail carried in the night had so much stretched the rigging that it required to be set up, fore and aft.
"A Voyage to Terra Australis" by Matthew Flinders
The AEolus will be rigged with two pole mast, carrying light fore and aft sails only.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 832, December 12, 1891" by Various
Schooner, a fore and aft rigged vessel with two or more masts.
"The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence" by A. T. Mahan
And a barque is a three-master with a mizzen fore-and-aft rigged.
"The Ocean Cat's Paw" by George Manville Fenn
She is lugger-rigged, mounts sixteen guns, and will carry a hundred and twenty hands, all told, fore and aft.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
The galliot is rigged with square sails on her mainmast, a fore and aft main-sail, a gaff mizzen and mizzen gaff top-sails, and a high bowsprit.
"Man on the Ocean" by R.M. Ballantyne
Her fore and mainmasts were square rigged while her mizzen mast was rigged fore and aft like my little Wavecrest.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
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In poetry:

A hundred women stared agape,
The menfolk nudged and laughed,
But none could find a likelier story
For the strange craft.
With fear and death and desolation
Rigged fore and aft.
"The "Alice Jean"" by Robert Graves
See her come bearing down, a tidy craft!
Gaily her topsails bulge, her sidelights burn!
There's jigging in her rigging fore and aft,
And beauty's self, not name, limned on her stern.
"A Note On Wyatt" by Kingsley Amis
And huge beams and pine planks were washed overboard,
While Captain Tilton looked on and said never a word;
And the crew likewise felt quite content,
Until the fore-and-aft rigging overboard went.
"Wreck of the Schooner 'Samuel Crawford'" by William Topaz McGonagall