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brigantine

[brig-uh n-teen, -tahyn] /ˈbrɪg ənˌtin, -ˌtaɪn/
noun, Nautical
1.
a two-masted sailing vessel, square-rigged on the foremast and having a fore-and-aft mainsail with square upper sails.
Origin of brigantine
1515-1525
1515-25; < Medieval Latin brigantinus or Old Italian brigantino, orig., armed escort ship (see brigand, -ine2); replacing brigandyn < Middle French brigandin
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brigantine

/ˈbrɪɡənˌtiːn; -ˌtaɪn/
noun
1.
a two-masted sailing ship, rigged square on the foremast and fore-and-aft with square topsails on the mainmast
Word Origin
C16: from Old Italian brigantino pirate ship, from brigantebrigand
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Word Origin and History for brigantine
n.

"small two-masted ship," 1520s, from Middle French brigandin (15c.), from Italian brigantino, perhaps "skirmishing vessel, pirate ship," from brigante "skirmisher, pirate, brigand" from brigare "fight" (see brigade).

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