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barkentine

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

[ bahr-kuhn-teen ]

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.


barkentine

/ ˈbɑːkənˌtiːn /

noun

  1. a sailing ship of three or more masts rigged square on the foremast and fore-and-aft on the others British spellingsbarquentinebarquantine


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Word History and Origins

Origin of barkentine1

An Americanism dating back to 1685–95; bark 3 + (brig)antine
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Word History and Origins

Origin of barkentine1

C17: from barque + ( brig ) antine
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Example Sentences

"I'd ruther try to steer a raft of lashed hen-coops from here to Bonis Airs and back, under a barkentine rig," snapped the Cap'n.

Barkentine—A sailing vessel with three or more masts, the fore mast square rigged, the other masts being fore-and-aft.

Once in the year a barkentine came sailing with news and tokens from Spain.

One morning Felipe told him that the barkentine was here on its return voyage south.

But if the barkentine would arrive and bring the whole music, then they would have it right!

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