Marconi rigMarconi rig
a popular sailing rig with a tall, triangular mainsail set fore and aft
Origin of Marconi rigso named because the structure resembles that used in wireless telegraphy, developed by Marconi
See Bermuda rig.
Origin of Marconi rigAfter Guglielmo Marconi (probably from its resemblance to the early antennas used by him for his wireless telegraphy).
(plural Marconi rigs)
- (nautical) Bermuda rig