fore-and-aft rig

noun Nautical.
a rig in which the principal sails are fore-and-aft.


fore-and-aftrigged, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
Most lightships were towed to station by lighthouse tenders, though many of the early vessels carried a fore-and-aft rig.
The fore-and-aft rig came to be preferred for coasting vessels for several reasons.
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