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barkentine

or barkantine, barquentine, barquantine

[bahr-kuh n-teen] /ˈbɑr kənˌtin/
noun, Nautical.
1.
a sailing vessel having three or more masts, square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft-rigged on the other masts.
Origin of barkentine
1685-1695
An Americanism dating back to 1685-95; bark3 + (brig)antine
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barkentine

/ˈbɑːkənˌtiːn/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a sailing ship of three or more masts rigged square on the foremast and fore-and-aft on the others British spellings barquentine, barquantine
Word Origin
C17: from barque + (brig)antine
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