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jackass bark

noun Nautical.
  1. a barkentine square-rigged on the mainmast above a gaff mainsail.
  2. Also called four-masted brig. a sailing ship having four or more masts, the foremast and mainmast being wholly square-rigged, the others being fore-and-aft-rigged.
  3. any sailing ship of three or more masts carrying an otherwise nameless rig.
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Origin of jackass bark

First recorded in 1860–65
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