sloop-rigged
/sloohp"rigd'/, adj.
(of a sailboat) fore-and-aft rigged with a mainsail and a jib.
[1760-70]

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  • sloop — ► NOUN 1) a single masted sailing boat with a mainsail and jib rigged fore and aft. 2) a small anti submarine warship used for convoy escort in the Second World War. ORIGIN Dutch sloep …   English terms dictionary

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