barque

[ bahrk ]
/ bɑrk /

noun

a variant of bark3.

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British Dictionary definitions for barque

barque

esp US bark

/ (bɑːk) /

noun

a sailing ship of three or more masts having the foremasts rigged square and the aftermast rigged fore-and-aft
poetic any boat, esp a small sailing vessel

Word Origin for barque

C15: from Old French, from Old Provençal barca, from Late Latin, of unknown origin
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