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Definition of "square-rigged" [square•-rigged]

  • Fitted with square sails as the principal sails. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "square-rigged" in a sentence
  • "Besides writing, she competes in endurance riding with her horse, sails on square-rigged ships, and is trying to finish a study in International Communication."
  • "Quartered at the southern end of the Philadelphia waterfront, Willing operated a countinghouse, warehouse, a retail store, and below those, a wharf, berth to his several square-rigged frigates."
  • "Exactly ten years ago - on this very day - I was living on a square-rigged sailing ship as it circumnavigated the globe."