follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

barquentine

or barquantine

[bahr-kuh n-teen] /ˈbɑr kənˌtin/
noun

barkentine

or barkantine, barquentine, barquantine

[bahr-kuh n-teen] /ˈbɑr kənˌtin/
noun, Nautical
1.
a sailing vessel having three or more masts, square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft-rigged on the other masts.
Origin of barkentine
1685-1695
1685-95, Americanism; bark3 + (brig)antine
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for barquentine
Historical Examples
  • The only barquentine among the ships lay apart from the others, pointing towards the harbour entrance.

  • The barquentine's boat was rapidly pulling towards this full-rigged ship, with Captain Barlow sitting in the stern-sheets.

  • As I started from the landing place I looked back at the barquentine, where I had had so many adventures.

  • As we meet the fresh breeze at the entrance to the Kattegat, a barquentine, under full sail, glides past us without a sound.

  • She is barquentine rigged, and has triple-expansion engines giving her a speed under steam of nine to ten knots.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
British Dictionary definitions for barquentine

barquentine

/ˈbɑːkənˌtiːn/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C17: from barque + (brig)antine

barkentine

/ˈbɑːkənˌtiːn/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a sailing ship of three or more masts rigged square on the foremast and fore-and-aft on the others British spellings barquentine, barquantine
Word Origin
C17: from barque + (brig)antine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for barquentine

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for barquentine

0
26
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for barquentine