|A hermaphrodite brig is a two-masted vessel with her foremast fully square rigged and her mainmast fore-and-aft rigged. |
These vessels are today usually called brigantines, but strictly speaking a true brigantine should have square topsails on her main topmast.
The hermaphrodite brig can be said to belong to the family of schooners; in Scandinavian languages the hermaphrodite brig is often referred to as a `square sail schooner.'
There are several hermaphrodite brigs that are still sailing, for example the beautiful wooden Søren Larsen.
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