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barquentine

or barquantine

[bahr-kuh n-teen] /ˈbɑr kənˌtin/
noun

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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Examples from the Web for barquentine
Historical Examples
  • The only barquentine among the ships lay apart from the others, pointing towards the harbour entrance.

  • The barquentine's boat was rapidly pulling towards this full-rigged ship, with Captain Barlow sitting in the stern-sheets.

  • As I started from the landing place I looked back at the barquentine, where I had had so many adventures.

  • As we meet the fresh breeze at the entrance to the Kattegat, a barquentine, under full sail, glides past us without a sound.

  • She is barquentine rigged, and has triple-expansion engines giving her a speed under steam of nine to ten knots.

    South!

    Sir Ernest Shackleton
British Dictionary definitions for barquentine

barquentine

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

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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