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Bermuda rig

or Bermudan rig, Bermudian rig

noun
Origin of Bermuda rig
1850-1855
1850-55

Marconi rig

noun, Nautical
1.
a rig of triangular sails for a yacht.
Also called Bermuda rig, Bermudan rig, Bermudian rig.
Origin
1915-20; after G. Marconi
Related forms
Marconi-rigged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bermudan-rig

Marconi rig

/mɑːˈkəʊnɪ/
noun
1.
(nautical) a fore-and-aft sailing boat rig with triangular sails
Derived Forms
Marconi-rigged, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from Marconi, from its resemblance to some types of radio aerial

Bermuda rig

noun
1.
a fore-and-aft sailing boat rig characterized by a tall mainsail (Bermudian mainsail) that tapers to a point
Derived Forms
Bermuda-rigged, adjective
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