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[bahr-kuh n-teen] /ˈbɑr kənˌtin/
Also, barquantine. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for barquentine


a sailing ship of three or more masts rigged square on the foremast and fore-and-aft on the others Usual US and Canadian spelling barkentine
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C17: from barque + (brig)antine
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sailing 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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