barquentine

or bar·quan·tine

[ bahr-kuh n-teen ]
/ ˈbɑr kənˌtin /
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noun

Definition for barquentine (2 of 2)

barkentine

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

[ bahr-kuh n-teen ]
/ ˈbɑr kənˌtin /

noun Nautical.

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

An Americanism dating back to 1685–95; bark3 + (brig)antine
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British Dictionary definitions for barquentine (1 of 2)

barquentine

barquantine

/ (ˈbɑːkənˌtiːn) /

noun

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

C17: from barque + (brig) antine

British Dictionary definitions for barquentine (2 of 2)

barkentine

barkantine

/ (ˈbɑːkənˌtiːn) /

noun

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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