brigantine

[ brig-uh n-teen, -tahyn ]
/ ˈbrɪg ənˌtin, -ˌtaɪn /

noun Nautical.

a two-masted sailing vessel, square-rigged on the foremast and having a fore-and-aft mainsail with square upper sails.

Origin of brigantine

1515–25; < Medieval Latin brigantinus or Old Italian brigantino, orig., armed escort ship (see brigand, -ine2); replacing brigandyn < Middle French brigandin
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brigantine

/ (ˈbrɪɡənˌtiːn, -ˌtaɪn) /

noun

a two-masted sailing ship, rigged square on the foremast and fore-and-aft with square topsails on the mainmast

Word Origin for brigantine

C16: from Old Italian brigantino pirate ship, from brigante brigand
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