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Noun brig has 2 senses
  1. brig - two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on both masts
    --1 is a kind of
    sailing vessel, sailing ship
  2. brig - a penal institution (especially on board a ship)
    --2 is a kind of
    penal institution, penal facility

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Sense: A two-masted sailing ship with square rigging on both masts.

Example Sentence: The brig sailed across the Atlantic with its cargo of spices.


Sense: A jail or prison, especially on a ship.

Example Sentence: The captured pirates were locked up in the ship's brig.

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Sense: To confine someone in the brig of a ship.

Example Sentence: The captain decided to brig the disobedient sailor for the night.

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Proper Noun

Sense: A populated locality, often a small town.

Example Sentence: I grew up in the quiet little brig called Meadowville.

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