Barkantine

barkentine

[bahr-kuhn-teen]
noun Nautical.
a sailing vessel having three or more masts, square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft-rigged on the other masts.
Also, barkantine, barquentine, barquantine.


Origin:
1685–95, Americanism; bark3 + (brig)antine

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barkentine or barkantine (ˈbɑːkənˌtiːn)
 
n
(US), (Canadian) barquentine, British spellings: barquantine a sailing ship of three or more masts rigged square on the foremast and fore-and-aft on the others
 
[C17: from barque + (brig)antine]
 
barkantine or barkantine
 
n
 
[C17: from barque + (brig)antine]

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