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barquentine

or bar·quan·tine

[ bahr-kuhn-teen ]

noun

  1. a variant of barkentine.


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 spellingbarkentine


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Word History and Origins

Origin of barquentine1

C17: from barque + ( brig ) antine
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Example Sentences

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

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.

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