or bark·an·tine, bar·quen·tine, bar·quan·tine
- 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
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Examples from the Web for barkentine
The barkentine Amelia was one of his latest and longest commands.
Only the barkentine brought the world that he loved to the padre.The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories
Out there amid the sapphire-blue, tranquil and white, gleamed the sails of the barkentine.Padre Ignacio
I pulled your barkentine Retriever out of the breakers this morning.Cappy Ricks
Peter B. Kyne
At all events, it is known that he set himself to steal the charm and desert from the barkentine.The Ape, the Idiot & Other People
W. C. Morrow
- US and Canadian a sailing ship of three or more masts rigged square on the foremast and fore-and-aft on the othersBritish spellings: barquentine, barquantine
C17: from barque + (brig) antine
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