brig

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English[edit]

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a Brig-rigged vessel

Etymology 1[edit]

Abbreviated from brigantine, from Italian brigantino; in sense “jail”, from the use of such ships as prisons.

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Noun[edit]

brig (plural brigs)

  1. (nautical) A two-masted vessel, square-rigged on both foremast and mainmast
  2. (US) A jail or guardhouse, especially in a naval military prison or jail on a ship, navy base, or (in fiction) spacecraft.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

brig (plural brigs)

  1. (Scotland) bridge
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Etymology 3[edit]

Shortening of brigadier

Noun[edit]

brig (plural brigs)

  1. Brigadier.

References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Polabian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bergъ.

Noun[edit]

brig m

  1. bank, shore (of a river)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English brig.

Noun[edit]

brig m (Cyrillic spelling бриг)

  1. A brig (two-masted vessel)

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Welsh[edit]

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Noun[edit]

brig m (plural brigau)

  1. crest, peak, summit, top

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
brig frig mrig unchanged