Marconi rig


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Marconi rig


[After Guglielmo Marconi (probably from its resemblance to the early antennas used by him for his wireless telegraphy).]

Marconi rig

n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a fore-and-aft sailing boat rig with triangular sails
[C20: from Marconi, from its resemblance to some types of radio aerial]
Marˈconi-ˌrigged adj

Marco′ni rig`


n.
a rig of triangular sails for a yacht.
[1915–20; after German. Marconi; appar. from its resemblance to radio antennas]
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Noun1.Marconi rig - a rig of triangular sails for a yachtMarconi rig - a rig of triangular sails for a yacht
rigging, rig - formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel