fore-and-aft rig definition

  • noun:
    • A rig on a sailing ship which has had quadrilateral and triangular sails set to the fore-and-aft range and that are trimmed to leeward.
    • rig where the major sails are fore-and-aft
    • A rig on a sailing ship who has quadrilateral and triangular sails set to the fore-and-aft range and therefore are cut to leeward.
    • rig in which the major sails are fore-and-aft
    • A rig on a sailing ship which includes quadrilateral and triangular sails set to the fore-and-aft line which may be cut to leeward.
    • rig when the principal sails tend to be fore-and-aft
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