jackass bark

noun Nautical.

a barkentine square-rigged on the mainmast above a gaff mainsail.
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.
any sailing ship of three or more masts carrying an otherwise nameless rig.

Nearby words

  1. jack-up rig,
  2. jackal,
  3. jackanapes,
  4. jackaroo,
  5. jackass,
  6. jackass brig,
  7. jackass gunter,
  8. jackass penguin,
  9. jackass rig,
  10. jackatar

Origin of jackass bark

First recorded in 1860–65

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