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 for Brig
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brig \Brig\, n.
     A bridge. [Scot.] --Burns.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brig \Brig\, n. [Shortened from Brigantine.] (Naut.)
     A two-masted, square-rigged vessel.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Hermaphrodite brig, a two-masted vessel square-rigged
        forward and schooner-rigged aft. See Illustration in
        Appendix.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brig \Brig\, n. [Origin unknown.] (Nav.)
     On a United States man-of-war, the prison or place of
     confinement for offenders.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "brig":
     POW camp, bastille, black hole, borstal, borstal institution,
     bridewell, calaboose, can, cell, clink, concentration camp,
     condemned cell, cooler, death cell, death house, death row,
     detention camp, federal prison, forced-labor camp, gaol,
     guardhouse, guardroom, house of correction, house of detention,
     industrial school, internment camp, jail, jailhouse, keep,
     labor camp, lockup, maximum-security prison,
     minimum-security prison, oubliette, pen, penal colony,
     penal institution, penal settlement, penitentiary, prison,
     prison camp, prisonhouse, reform school, reformatory,
     sponging house, state prison, stockade, the hole, tollbooth,
     training school
  
  

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