fore-and-aft rig


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fore-and-aft rig

n.
A rig on a sailing vessel in which the primary sails are fore-and-aft sails.

fore′-and-aft′ rig`


n.
a rig in which the principal sails are fore-and-aft.
[1825–35]
fore′-and-aft′rigged`, adj.
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Noun1.fore-and-aft rig - rig in which the principal sails are fore-and-aft
rigging, rig - formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel
References in classic literature ?
As I have said, I know nothing of racing and but little of fore-and-aft rig; but the advantages of such a rig are obvious, especially for purposes of pleasure, whether in cruising or racing.
Of those three varieties of fore-and-aft rig, the cutter - the racing rig PAR EXCELLENCE - is of an appearance the most imposing, from the fact that practically all her canvas is in one piece.