Main meanings of brig in English

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Pronunciation /brɪɡ/

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noun

  • 1A two-masted square-rigged ship, typically having an additional lower fore-and-aft sail on the gaff and a boom to the mainmast.

    ‘One tremendously successful ship design was the two-masted brig of war.’
    • ‘We sailed out after the brig.’
    • ‘He arrived in South Australia on his own ship, the brig New Holland.’
    • ‘‘A brig has sailed from here,’ says a letter from Ibiza.’
    • ‘She must have been taken from the retrieval ship directly to the brig.’
    • ‘The final fifteen men survived for another five days until their rescue by the Argus brig, a ship in the Medusa convoy.’
    • ‘The local fishing caravels and brigs appeared small and insignificant, overshadowed by the tall ships.’
    • ‘This two-masted 225 ton wooden brig, built in 1840, also was the victim of gale-force winds.’
    • ‘Back they went to Sydney to find another ship, this time on the brig Elizabeth.’
    • ‘Sixteen were barques and brigs engaged in foreign trade.’
    • ‘The captain of the brig listened attentively.’
    • ‘Several men boarded the brig Geddes, at anchor in the Chester River.’
    • ‘The captain and his crew on the brig Elizabeth exchanged a cargo of flax for transport to Akaroa.’
    • ‘A year later a group of American sealers arrived aboard the brig Union.’
    • ‘The line to be captured totaled almost 40 kilometers in length, which was in excess of the combat capabilities of two brigs.’
    • ‘Drastic measures were clearly needed to prevent these disasters and two small brigs were made ready.’
    • ‘All day and night the good brig Quedagh Merchant bobbed and weaved through the winter's stormy blast.’
    • ‘‘Diary of a Ship’ is 11 minutes following the Lady Washington, the brig that ‘played’ the Interceptor.’
  • 2informal A prison, especially on a warship.

    • ‘I've seen my fair share of brigs and prisons and I've seen them on both sides of the wall.’
    • ‘A security team lead the prisoners off to the brig.’
    • ‘You've saved a pirate from the brig, helped him find his hat and now you're talking surgery to him.’
    • ‘Anyone caught dilly dallying will be sent to the brig without question!’
    • ‘Back talk again, and you will be clamped in irons and thrown in the brig until we get to the next port.’
    • ‘Start getting to work or I'll send you all down to the brig!’
    • ‘The Army doesn't send all refuseniks to the brig.’
    • ‘After being left in the brig for a few days the captain finally came to retrieve her.’
    • ‘Didn't I leave you and yer friends in the brig.’
    • ‘He wouldn't tell me what he had done to deserve to be locked in the brig.’
    • ‘I'm pretty sure they could sell that information for something juicy in the brig.’
    • ‘Then you'll find yourselves in the brig awaiting trial, young man.’
    • ‘And YOU need to remember, Nelal, you are a civilian, and I can have you thrown in the brig for such conduct.’
    • ‘Instead, he simply said, ‘You enjoyed your stay in the brig?’’
    • ‘Escort Mr Spencer to the brig, and make sure Miss Fellows knows what she needs to.’
    • ‘I shuddered, thinking of my own vacation in the brig.’
    • ‘They entered the brig and locked the door behind them.’
    • ‘They picked him up in 2002, locked him away in a military brig, finally brought charges a month ago.’
    • ‘‘No good trying to escape me, miss,’ he said and dragged her back down to the brig.’
    • ‘‘Do not make me lock you up in the brig again,’ he threatened, putting on his boots.’

Origin

Early 18th century abbreviation of brigantine (the original sense).

Main meanings of brig in English

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brig2

Pronunciation /brɪɡ/

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noun

Scottish, Northern English
  • A bridge.

Origin

From Old Norse bryggja.