Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Snow: A relatively large two-masted sailing vessel, similar to a Brig.

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"A Brig bends her boom-sail (or trysail) to the mainmast, while a Snow bends it to a trysail mast (a third mast much less in diameter, stepped immediately aft of the mainmast): in other respects these two vessels are alike." (Young's Nautical Dictionary 1846.)

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