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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A penal institution (especially on board a ship); Two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on both masts.

Usage examples (29)
  • The brig was the prison of the ship -- the lock-up.
  • The brig was a good sailer, for she approached rapidly.
  • "The brig is a jolly little craft, in spite of what they call her."
  • "Do you know that the brig is a mile and a quarter from the shore?" said for more
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