- a two-masted sailing ship, rigged square on the foremast and fore-and-aft with square topsails on the mainmast
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Nautical, Naval Termsa two-masted sailing vessel, square-rigged on the foremast and having a fore-and-aft mainsail with square upper sails.
- Nautical, Naval TermsSee hermaphrodite brig.
- Middle French brigandin
- Medieval Latin brigantinus or Old Italian brigantino, origin, originally, armed escort ship (see brigand, -ine2); replacing brigandyn