gun-brig definition

  • noun:
    • a tiny two-masted vessel during the age Sail, typically carrying 12 firearms, comprising two long guns in chase position and ten carronades from the broadsides. In the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars this term implied an armed brig smaller than a brig-sloop.
    • An obsolete sailing vessel of war with two square-rigged masts, and usually of less than 500 tons burden.

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