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fore-and-aft rig

noun, Nautical
1.
a rig in which the principal sails are fore-and-aft.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
Related forms
fore-and-aftrigged, adjective
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  • 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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