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brig

 (brĭg)
n.
1. A two-masted sailing vessel, square-rigged on both masts.
2. A jail or prison on board a US Navy or Coast Guard vessel.
3. A jail or guardhouse, especially on the premises of a US military installation.

[Short for brigantine. Senses 2 and 3, from the use of ships as prisons.]

brig

(brɪɡ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) nautical a two-masted square-rigger
2. (Military) chiefly US a prison, esp in a navy ship
[C18: shortened from brigantine]

brig

(brɪɡ)
n
a Scot and northern English word for a bridge1

brig

(brɪg)

n.
1.
a. a two-masted vessel square-rigged on both masts.
b. the compartment of a ship where prisoners are confined.
2. a military prison; guardhouse.
[1705–15; short for brigantine]

Brig.

1. brigade.
2. brigadier.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brig - two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on both mastsbrig - two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on both masts
sailing ship, sailing vessel - a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
2.brig - a penal institution (especially on board a ship)
penal facility, penal institution - an institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight

brig

noun
A place for the confinement of persons in lawful detention:
Informal: lockup, pen.
Chiefly Regional: calaboose.
Translations
priki
brigbrik
bryg

brig

[brɪg] N (Naut) → bergantín m

brig

[ˈbrɪg] n
(= ship) → brick m
(US) (= prison) → galère f

brig

n
(= ship)Brigg f
(US: = cell on ship) → Arrestzelle f (auf einem Schiff); (Mil sl) → Bunker m (sl)
References in classic literature ?
So the pitch and sulphur-freighted brigs of the bold Hydriote, Canaris, issuing from their midnight harbors, with broad sheets of flame for sails, bore down upon the turkish frigates, and folded them in conflagrations.
It is quite as much as I can do to take care of myself, without taking care of ships, barques, brigs, schooners, and what not.
You see, Davie," resumed my uncle, as soon as he saw that I had done, "I have a venture with this man Hoseason, the captain of a trading brig, the Covenant, of Dysart.
I asked him of the brig (which he declared was the finest ship that sailed) and of Captain Hoseason, in whose praises he was equally loud.
One green light squinting over Kidd's Creek, which is near the mouth of the pirate river, marked where the brig, the JOLLY ROGER, lay, low in the water; a rakish-looking [speedy-looking] craft foul to the hull, every beam in her detestable, like ground strewn with mangled feathers.
Peter had been removed for ever from his path, and all the other boys were in the brig, about to walk the plank.
He had received information, also, that an armed brig from Halifax, probably at the instigation of the Northwest Company, was hovering on the coast, watching for the Tonquin, with the purpose of impressing the Canadians on board of her, as British subjects, and thus interrupting the voyage.
To guard against any interruption to the voyage by the armed brig, said to be off the harbor, Mr.
And while he discussed within his own mind what sort of shape or similitude it were well to bestow upon this excellent piece of timber, there came into Drowne's workshop a certain Captain Hunnewell, owner and commander of the good brig called the Cynosure, which had just returned from her first voyage to Fayal.
And on the third day I was picked up by a brig from Apia to San Francisco.
Ultimately they brought us up with the jibboom of a Dutch brig poking through our spanker - nothing worse.
Didn't I sail in as a youngster, second mate on the brig Berncastle, into Hakodate, pumping double watches to keep afloat just because a whale took a smash at us?