Definitions for "Square-rigged"
Keywords:  fore, sail, aft, slung, rigged
Having the sails extended upon yards suspended horizontally by the middle, as distinguished from fore-and-aft sails; thus, a ship and a brig are square-rigged vessels.
the principal sail is set at right angles to the ship itself by horizonal yardarms secured to mast, as opposed to fore-and-aft rigging.
Vessels on which the principal sails are set generally athwartships; 2. Having square sails hung from yards