gun-brig

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gun +‎ brig

Noun[edit]

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gun-brig (plural gun-brigs)

  1. (nautical) A small two-masted vessel during the Age of Sail, typically carrying 12 guns, comprising two long guns in the chase position and ten carronades on the broadsides.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, this term implied an armed brig smaller than a brig-sloop.