a mast fitted with a lateen sail (bonaventure mizzen ) or lugsail, situated behind the mizzenmast at or near the stern, used in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
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Saint "the Seraphic Doctor", 1221–74, Italian scholastic theologian.
- Also Bonaventura.
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How to use bonaventure in a sentence
The larger galleons even had a fourth mast, with a lateen-rigged mizzen – known as the bonaventure mizzen.Spanish Galleon: The Definitive Warship of the Atlantic | Dattatreya Mandal | September 18, 2022 | Realm of History
I suspect his final opera omni in a critical German edition will equal in length that of Augustine, Aquinas, and bonaventure.
But at last he said, St. bonaventure is not the Church, though he is a saint and doctor of it.Journal in France in 1845 and 1848 with Letters from Italy in 1847 | T. W. (Thomas William) Allies
In 1705 bonaventure, in a time of scarcity, sent a vessel to Boston to buy provisions, on pretence of exchanging prisoners.A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I | Francis Parkman
During the action which ensued, the bonaventure blew up, while Van Galen lost a leg from a shot, of which wound he died.How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves | W.H.G. Kingston