Meaning of brig

brig

Pronunciation: (brig), [key]
— n.
    1. a two-masted vessel square-rigged on both masts.
    2. (formerly, in the U.S. Navy) an armed brig-rigged or brigantine-rigged vessel.
    3. the compartment of a ship where prisoners are confined.
  1. a place of confinement or detention, esp. in the U.S. Navy or Marines; guardhouse.

Brig.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. brigade.
  2. brigadier.
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