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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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brigbrig /brɪɡ/ noun [countable]  1 TTWa ship with two masts (=poles) and large square sails2 American English a military prison, especially on a ship
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brigThere he became master of the Emma, a brig of 122 tons.Promoted lieutenant in the brig Grasshopper, he was driven ashore on the Helder in December 1811.The brig has inmates from all four.The brig was built in 1992-a year before it was announced the Navy base at Treasure Island would be shut down.The brig was invented just for him.The image was of steam rising from the shower room of the Yokasuka brig.
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