• WordNet 3.6
    • adj square-rigged rigged with square sails as the principal ones
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Square-rigged skwâr"rĭgd` (Naut) Having the sails extended upon yards suspended horizontally by the middle, as distinguished from fore-and-aft sails; thus, a ship and a brig are square-rigged vessels.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • square-rigged Nautical, having the principal sails extended by yards slung to the masts by the middle, and not by gaffs, booms, or lateen yards. Thus, a ship, a bark, and a brig are square-rigged vessels. See cut under ship.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Square-rigged having the chief sails square, and extended by yards suspended by the middle at right angles to the masts—opposed to Fore-and-aft
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. esquarre (Fr. équerre)—L. ex-quadrāre, to square—quadrus, conn. with quatuor, four.


In literature:

It was a large three masted square-rigged vessel evidently in ballast for the hull was high out of water.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Yeo's squadron was mostly square-rigged, and was therefore equally serviceable in all kinds of weather.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
They had recognized the vessel by the square rigging of the Roman men-of-war.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
The latter and the fore and main masts were square-rigged.
"Ancient and Modern Ships." by George C. V. Holmes
Everything was so different from a square-rigged ship.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
The square-rigged bark could not stand a storm as well as could the schooner.
"The Wreckers of Sable Island" by J. Macdonald Oxley
You see, beyond the fact that she was a square-rigged ship we could say but little about her.
"Sturdy and Strong" by G. A. Henty
A galley was rigged with two masts, upon each of which a large square sail was hoisted.
"The Story of Malta" by Maturin M. Ballou
But you can't appear in that rig, Square; you could not get admittance.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
Rig out the square-sail boom, bend on the square-sail.
"The Cruise of the Frolic" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

On the middle of that quiet floor
sits a fleet of small black ships,
square-rigged, sails furled, motionless,
their spars like burnt match-sticks.
"Large Bad Picture" by Elizabeth Bishop

In news:

MOUNT VERNON — A heavy haul truck rig loaded with a Rolls-Royce electrical generator got stuck on Public Square on Thursday.
Our facility includes 4,800 square feet of indoor shop space set up to accommodate boat building, spar fabrication and rigging, restoration, repair and mechanical services.
Michelle and Ethan Bontrager, the sibling mechanic crew who co-owns Highlands Square's Urbanistic Tea and Bike Shop, tell you how to convert your warm-weather rig to handle those frigid temperatures.

In science:

If E is a biordered set that has no non-degenerate singular squares, then every subgroup of RIG(E ) is free.
Subgroups of free idempotent generated semigroups need not be free