- a mast fitted with a lateen sail (bonaventure mizzen) or lugsail, situated behind the mizzenmast at or near the stern, used in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
Origin of bonaventure
- Saintthe Seraphic Doctor, 1221–74, Italian scholastic theologian.
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Examples from the Web for bonaventure
I suspect his final opera omni in a critical German edition will equal in length that of Augustine, Aquinas, and Bonaventure.Benedict the Philosopher
March 3, 2013
“Off with you to the river—to the landing at the foot of Bonaventure Street,” I directed.The Cryptogram
William Murray Graydon
“Bonaventure,” he said, as the lad came by again; and Bonaventure stopped.
He was the connecting link between Bonaventure and the ex-governor.
Now, the fiddle, Bonaventure—the fiddle would just suit you.
And all sank down, Bonaventure in a mass of weeping and clinging children.