barkentine

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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barkentine

sailingsailing ship of three or more masts having fore-and-aft sails on all but the front mast (foremast), which is square rigged. Because of the reduction of square sails, it required fewer crew members and was popular in the Pacific after its introduction about 1830

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