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Definition of "square-rigger" [square-rigger]

  • A square-rigged vessel. (noun)

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-rigger" in a sentence
  • "The $130 million square-rigger — the Maltese Falcon — evokes the era of magnificent vessels that raced across the oceans in the 19th century."
  • "In the late 1930s, when the young Eric Newby signed on for an around-the-world voyage on a working square-rigger, war clouds were gathering all over the world as nations rearmed, and newer, faster vessels were being launched."
  • "His doctor recommended an ocean voyage, little expecting him to sign on as a seaman aboard a square-rigger bound for California via Cape Horn."
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