Gun-brig meaning

(nautical) A small two-masted vessel during the Age of Sail, typically carrying 12 guns, comprising two long guns in the chase position and ten carronades on the broadsides. In the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars this term implied an armed brig smaller than a brig-sloop.
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Origin of gun-brig

  • Compounded from gun and brig.

    From Wiktionary