or bark·an·tine, bar·quen·tine, bar·quan·tine

[bahr-kuh n-teen]

noun Nautical.

a sailing vessel having three or more masts, square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft-rigged on the other masts.

Nearby words

  1. bark cloth,
  2. bark is worse than his bite,
  3. bark up the wrong tree,
  4. barkeep,
  5. barkeeper,
  6. barker,
  7. barkhan,
  8. barkhausen,
  9. barkhausen effect,
  10. barking

Origin of barkentine

An Americanism dating back to 1685–95; bark3 + (brig)antine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for barkantine




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

Word Origin for barkentine

C17: from barque + (brig) antine

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