brig brig  /b ˈrɪɡ/


  1. (n) two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on both masts
  2. (n) a penal institution (especially on board a ship)


  1. The year 1784 saw the American brig Betsey, with her crew of 10, captured by a Moroccan corsair while sailing with a cargo of salt from Spain to Philadelphia.
  2. Padilla's path from the brig to a Miami courtroom has been riddled with fits and starts.
  3. He was transferred after midnight to the brig of a South Carolina naval base.


  1. Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Breaks Ground At Fort Campbell, KY For New Brain Injury Center To Treat Traumatic Brain ...

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Military leaders, including Gen. Robert Cone, Commanding General for the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, and Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell Senior Mission Commander, joined leaders of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) at a groundbreaking ceremony here today ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  2. Air Guard: F-35's ability to take off fast limits noise concerns

    Brig. Gen. Dick Harris, right, and Lt. Col. Luke Ahmann, left, address members of the media at the Vermont National Guard on Thursday. / MADDIE MCGARVEY/FREE PRESS
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Burlington Free Press

  3. Brig. Gen. Duane A. Gamble to return to Fort Bragg as deputy commanding general of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command

    Brig. Gen. Duane A. Gamble will return to Fort Bragg as deputy commanding general of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, the Army announced Monday. He has been deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island, Ill.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Fayetteville Observer

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  1. "I mean, I'd like to throw these guys in the brig," Biden said in an interview with CNBC.
    on Jan 29, 2009 By: Joe Biden Source: FOXNews

  2. "I made a command decision not to appoint Brig.-Gen. Menard as the commander of land force Quebec area due to the fact that the CF leadership recently lost confidence in his capacity to command in Afghanistan," he said in a statement Thursday....
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Andrew Leslie Source: Toronto Star

  3. "I don't think they'll put him in the brig or anything like that," Childress said.
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Brad Childress Source: Sports Network

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