Definitions for BRIGbrɪg
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a two-masted vessel square-rigged on both masts. the compartment of a ship where prisoners are confined.
Category: Nautical, Navy, Military
a military prison; guardhouse.
Origin of brig:
1705–15; short for brigantine
two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on both masts
a penal institution (especially on board a ship)
A Scottish variation of bridge
Origin: Abbreviated from brigantine, from brigantino; jail sense from the use of such ships as prisons
a two-masted, square-rigged vessel