or bark·an·tine, bar·quen·tine, bar·quan·tine
- a sailing vessel having three or more masts, square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft-rigged on the other masts.
Origin of barkentine
Examples from the Web for barquentine
Historical Examples of barquentine
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.
She is barquentine rigged, and has triple-expansion engines giving her a speed under steam of nine to ten knots.South!
Sir Ernest Shackleton
- a sailing ship of three or more masts rigged square on the foremast and fore-and-aft on the othersUsual US and Canadian spelling: barkentine
Word Origin for barquentine
- 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