a gunter having a wire rope with a traveler in place of the usual upper iron.
noun, Nautical. 1. a two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on the foremast with a fore-and-aft mainsail; brigantine.
noun, Nautical. 1. a barkentine square-rigged on the mainmast above a gaff mainsail. 2. Also called four-masted brig. a sailing ship having four or more masts, the foremast and mainmast being wholly square-rigged, the others being fore-and-aft-rigged. 3. any sailing ship of three or more masts carrying an otherwise nameless rig.
[jak-as] /ˈdʒækˌæs/ noun 1. a male donkey. 2. a contemptibly foolish or stupid person; dolt; blockhead; . /ˈdʒækˌæs/ noun 1. a male donkey 2. a stupid person; fool 3. laughing jackass, another name for kookaburra n. mule ass, 1727, from jack (n.) + ass (n.1). Meaning “stupid person” is attested from 1823. noun A stupid […]
- Jack the ripper
noun 1. an unidentified murderer who killed at least seven prostitutes in London’s East End between August and November 1888 A criminal in London in the late nineteenth century apparently responsible for several ghastly murders by slashing. His identity is unknown.