brig

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brig

A jail, especially on a ship. ("Brig" is a shortening of "brigantine," a type of ship.) That's it, you're going in the brig—take him away, fellas!

brig

(brɪg)
n. jail. (From the term for a naval prison or a shipboard jail.) Throw this jerk in the brig.
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And on the third day I was picked up by a brig from Apia to San Francisco.