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In modern parlance, a brig is square rigged on both masts, and this is the standard name for such a vessel.
Previously, brig has been used as an abbreviation of brigantine, which in modern parlance is the standard name for a principally fore-and-aft two-masted rig with a square rigged foremast but which also has other historical meanings. See brigantine, brig sloop.
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