Adjective "Brig" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Brig


    Definition:

    1. Nautical. a two-masted vessel square-rigged on both masts. (formerly, in the U.S. Navy) an armed brig-rigged or brigantine-rigged vessel. the compartment of a ship where prisoners are confined.

    2. a place of confinement or detention, especially in the U.S. Navy or Marines; guardhouse.

    Examples:

    "funds can be brig."